The Great Book of Journaling: How Journal Writing Can Support a Life of Wellness, Creativity, Meaning and Purpose 

Journaling Techniques for Growing, Healing, and Creativity 

“When Lynda [Monk] talks about her own journaling practice, a spirit of flexibility infuses her approach.”—Rebecca Kochenderfer,

The Great Book of Journaling provides calming tools for quelling worry and anxiety from psychotherapist Eric Maisel. As well as expert writing tips from Lynda Monk, Director of the International Association for Journal Writing.

Journal Writing for High Self-Esteem. This is the next-generation book on journaling techniques that introduces a younger generation to the immense benefits of journaling and provides all journal writers with the tools they need to grow, heal, and deepen their personal writing experience.

Utilize Therapeutic Writing. Journal writing can promote individual healing, creativity, and community-building. The Great Book of Journaling offers multiple perspectives on journaling techniques in an easy-to-use, practical format, along with providing a comprehensive introduction to various techniques and methods for deepening your personal writing.

Learn from the Best. We’ve rounded up 40 of the top journal experts in the world to explain exactly what journal writing can do for you! The Great Book of Journaling is full of practical tips, evidence-based research, and rich anecdotes from their coaching, teaching, therapy work with journal writers, or their personal journal writing.

The Great Book of Journaling can help:

  • Create high self-esteem, self-love, and self-confidence
  • Improve your health and your sense of wellbeing 
  • Calm your worry and anxiety  
  • Serve your creative needs 
  • Deepen your personal writing

Readers of books on journal writing such as Mindfulness JournalThe Self-Discovery Journal, or No Worries will love The Great Book of Journaling.


“I dare you to read more than a chapter or two of The Great Book of Journaling without feeling compelled to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard! This book is a beautiful quilt, each chapter written by one of the wisest voices in the journaling world, on every aspect of journal writing imaginable. That such journaling intelligence is accessible between two covers of one book is a gift to any existing or would-be journal keeper.”

Ruth Folit, Founder & Past Director,

“I coach and accredit professional coaches & mentors, so I know what it takes for us to succeed personally and professionally. One of those success factors is having positive daily mental health & wellbeing practices. That’s why I’m a fan of The Great Book of Journaling. It’s a wonderful self-care resource for practicing what we preach to our clients, one that will help us and them live the lives we both desire.

Dawn Campbell, Business Director, International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring

“As one of the 40 contributors to this book, I am excited by the collection’s diverse approaches to journaling, all of them with something to teach me.  This easy-to-engage-with collection offers strategies for journaling that will revive interest for long-time journal keepers and encourage new journal keepers to establish their journaling practice. Every chapter includes writing strategies that foster discovery as well as encouraging one to continue journaling for healing, for wisdom and for capturing all of life moments.”

Sheila Bender, Founder of Writing It Real