Journaling for Creative Growth

Journaling is one of the most effective tools for creative expression, personal growth and life enrichment. It is also foundational to the process of writing memoir. Through exercises such as dialoguing, mind mapping and character sketches, you will discover the writer within and connect with different parts of yourself and your past. Whether your goal is to write your life story, develop your writing skills or simply become acquainted with your creative self, this course is a fun, explorative way to progress in all three areas.

About the instructor

  • Claire De Boer

    Claire De Boer is a graduate of the prestigious Writer’s Studio program, and a certified Journal To The Self Instructor. She runs a successful online business coaching clients to become more self aware using the tool of expressive writing and is currently training to go deeper with that process as a therapeutic counsellor. De Boer also mentors in the Southbank Creative Writer's program in Surrey and works as an editor for She Loves Magazine.

Currently not available for registration.

Instructional hours: 12

For campus-based courses, registration may close up to one week before the course begins.  

For online offerings, registration may close up to two business days before the course begins. Your course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Write about your life from a place of deeper self-awareness
  • Describe and process your thoughts and feelings on the page
  • Apply new writing skills to other areas of your life
  • Write the basics of your own story
  • Access different parts of your subconscious mind

How will I learn?

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • In-class and at-home screenings/readings
  • Writing assignments
  • In-class writing workshops

How will I be evaluated?

Your grade will be based on assignments and class participation.

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

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