Carol, one of our Student Counsellors, holds weekly Journal Writing for Wellbeing sessions every Thursday at 12 noon via MS Teams for 30 minutes. Below she tells us more…
The artist Paul Klee famously said, “A line is a dot that went for a walk”. I think of journaling as the writing equivalent of drawing a doodle: a way of taking your mind for a walk. It’s a creative activity that can help you map your thoughts and feelings in words. All you need is a pen and paper and a short amount of time, and it’s free!
In my sessions on Thursday, I will be providing an opportunity to try out journal writing using a range of prompts and activities so that you can get a feel for how journal writing could improve your wellbeing. These writing session on MS Teams will last 30 minutes and will be structured so that you feel safe to write without being asked to share confidential material with me or each other.
Journal writing is a way of getting to know yourself and can become a really useful habit, helping you to process all that you encounter as a student and providing a way of thinking through and managing any issues that come up on your student journey.
Discover more through a Journal Writing module on The Learning Skills Hub – which will help you choose an approach that suits you and explore ways to incorporate self-reflection.
Also remember further support for wellbeing can be obtained from the Student Wellbeing Service via their website.