Creative Journaling for Self-Care

Creative Journaling for Self-Care

Do you have limited time yet know you need more clarity, ease and energy for your daily life?

Creative journaling is an investment in your self-care practice and is perfect for people who want to tune in, find clarity, and have more enjoyment and beauty in their lives.

This four lesson, structured and self-guided program created by Nicolle Nattrass, will help you claim the joy you crave and increase your self-care using writing exercises, creativity challenges and fun activities.

Self-care is the fuel that nourishes us and moves us forward in our personal and professional lives.

This is a self-study course. You have immediate access to the course at the time of purchase.

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Creative Journaling for Self-Care 

By Nicolle Nattrass

Nicolle is a true champion for your self-care!

All of us have within us, the ability to discover a way to practice enjoyable and simple self-care through journaling.

• New to journaling or an avid journaler who has a desire to review & receive guidance through coaching to support your individual journey

• Use your time effectively to reduce stress, find enjoyment and beauty in an easy, accessible self-care journaling practice.
• Learn easy to use journaling practices to improve clarity, strength and renewed purpose.
• Explore creative impulses through small digestible exercises & tasks that feed enjoyment through self-care.

This Creative Journaling for Self-Care course is designed for you, to develop new tools to tune in to your truth, find clarity, enjoyment and beauty in your own self-care practice. You will be guided to use journaling to develop and define your unique self-care practice to fuel you forward on a day to day basis.

Each course lesson offers…

  • Inspirational Quote & Reflections
  • Creative Journaling Activity
  • Easy to apply journaling tools, definitions, beautiful worksheets and resources
  • Weekly Creativity Challenge. (Optional)
  • Engaging Videos with Nicolle

What to Expect

Clarity. Enjoyment. Expansion.

This 4 LESSON online self-guided course is easy to use and designed for those leading busy lives.

Lessons are easily completed within 30 minutes and the learning is meant to be joyfully and flexibly integrated into your daily/weekly life as you define what works best for your unique creative journaling for self-care practice.

Creative Journaling for Self-Care is designed with easy to follow inspiring lessons which include a variety of writing exercises, suggested actions for the week and fun creativity challenges.




In this lesson you will have the opportunity to:

• Reflect on Inspirational Quote
• Watch the Welcome Video
• Make your Journal Your Own
• Watch PowHERtalks Video
• Explore the Benefits of Journaling
• Play with Writing Prompts
• Do a Creative Journaling Activity
• Consider: How Full Is Your Self-Care Bucket?
• Enjoy the Wrap-up Video with Creativity Challenge

Worksheets, Resources & Tools Lesson 1:
Your Creative Journal Part 1
Your Creative Journal Part 2
Health Benefits of Journaling
How Full Is Your Self-Care Bucket?


In this lesson you will have the opportunity to:

• Reflect on Inspirational Quote
• Journal to Nourish & Expand Your Self-Care
• Understand Journaling as a Healing Tool
• Watch a Journaling Tool Video
• Investigate Creative Ideas, Beliefs & Myths
• Learn New Journaling Tools
• Try a Creative Journaling Activity
• Ask: How Full Is Your Self-Care Bucket?
• Watch Lesson 2 Wrap-up Video with Creativity Challenge

Workbook, Resources & Tools Lesson 2:
Affirmations & Touchstones
Journal as Powerful Healing Tool
Creative Myths
Journal Writing Tools Part 1
How Full is Your Self-Care Bucket?


In this session you will have the opportunity:

• Expand Relationship to Gratitude
• Explore more journaling techniques and tools
• Watch a Self Guidance Video
• Identify Inner Critics
• Increase Self-Care Activities
• Experience a Creative Journaling Activity
• Review How Full Is Your Self-Care Bucket?
• Enjoy the Wrap-up Video which includes Suggested Action & Creativity Challenge

Workbook, Resources & Tools Lesson 3:

Journal Writing Tools Part 2
Everyone’s Got a Critic
List of Self-Care Activities
How Full is Your Self-Care Bucket?


In this session you will have the opportunity to:

• Acknowledge & Celebrate Your Strengths & Successes
• Enjoy your final Creative Journaling Activity
• Tap into your Courage
• Review Summary of Benefits of Journal Writing
• Explore further Workshop Resources
• Reflect on How Full is Your Self-Care Bucket?
• Watch the final Wrap-Up Video including both Action & Creativity Challenges

Workbook, Resources & Tools Lesson 4:

Celebrating Strengths
Interests Writing Prompt
Courage Writing Prompt
Summary of Benefits of Journal Writing
Workshop Resources
How Full is Your Self-Care Bucket?

Take this course and be inspired to become a Champion for your own Self-Care!

Let Nicolle be your guide into the art and heart of Creative Journaling for Self-Care!


Nicolle Nattrass became a Champion for helping those with their self-care due to her own demanding careers, Professional Actor/Writer/Keynote and Addiction Counselor (CAC II), this led her to deeply value and practice creative self-care through journaling and she is passionate about sharing how to do this with others!

Nicolle Nattrass

Nicolle Nattrass’s professional expertise is a result of her distinct and unique careers in Counselling, Theatre, Writing and Teaching. She is a Certified Addiction Counsellor CAC II and BFA graduate from University of Victoria in Theatre. Nicolle is proud to be part of the IAJW Journal Council with the International Association for Journaling Writing. She is also a Jessie Award nominated actress (CAEA), playwright (PGC), and contributing author of the forthcoming new book, Transformational Journaling for Coaches & Clients: The Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing (Routledge, 2021) by Lynda Monk & Eric Maisel (Eds.).  Nicolle is the author of four Creative Journaling courses. She has recently published her first book, Just the Two of Us (a soft place for tender hearts to land), a tender-hearted guide on how to use Creative Journaling as a key recovery tool to help children (age 4 and up) to connect and process stress, anxiety and trauma.

A dedicated counsellor and consultant in personal and professional creative self-care, she believes in carrying a message to empower others through her work, whether it is as an actor, writer or as Addiction counselor. Nicolle is a champion for self-care and artistic expression with the focus on ENJOYMENT! She creates courses & workbooks that are easy to use, powerful and inspiring. Nicolle values individual connection and offers a 30 minute coaching (one-on-one) session with her journaling clients. In her courses, Nicolle strives to offer a balance of guidance and freedom for her journaling clients, “no rules but opportunities to tune in for self- care to transform and move forward to the next step in your journey.”

Nicolle is the author of our IAJW course, Creative Journaling for Self-Care – check it out!  She is also the author of our IAJW product,  Just the Two of Us 

"I came to the Creative Journaling for Self-Care course at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we were being told to shelter in place. I found myself with a lot of anxiety and fear and too much time on my hands for thinking. Nicolle’s engaging and warm style and her gentle encouragement was just what I needed. Her course allowed me to find a place of calm and creativity amid a storm of crazy. In addition, the 30-minute one-on-one session proved to be invaluable - Nicolle urged me to open up to the idea of creating based on images instead of words, and that is not only fun but a welcome relief from all the words around us all the time. Thank you Nicolle!” Robin Briggs, IAJW Member


“I thoroughly enjoyed the format, the participants and your teaching style. What I loved the most was that there were always options: options to opt in, to opt out, to sit and reflect, to choose my own idea.  You are a gift.”   Kerri Isham BA, BEd, Founder, Power Up Workshops


“I was blessed to have met Nicolle about 5 years ago on a retreat where she introduced me to Creative Journaling. I have always loved the idea of journaling and understood the mindfulness benefit but pulling the trigger and becoming a “daily journaler” was insurmountable and guilt-ridden for me. Enter Nicolle. Enter the idea that words on a page arranged in horizontal lines is not the only way to journal. Colours. Shapes. Drawings. Repetition. Scrapbook-style. What does a daily expression of self-communication look like to me? Brilliant. Easy. Guilt-free.” Rebecca Savoie BSc.


“Before working with Nicolle, I dabbled and doodled in putting pen to paper.  Now it is my SPARK, it gets me up in the morning and supports me in leading my life with intention.  I was given valuable practices that I still use today.  And what I loved most about working with Nicolle is her gift of meeting everyone where they were at and encouraging to make it your own.  Because of that, I am now able to sustain it, put my mark on it and love journaling as much as I do today.  It will always be a part of me.”  Aileen de la Torre, Co-founder and Creative Flow Originator, SPARK Creations Inc


“I was experiencing grief with the loss of friends, family and clients. The timing was so supportive for my journey and I continue today to practice journaling on a daily basis, as it does not require a lot of time.  For anyone interested in learning a new tool to support your recovery or the stress from our career in the helping field I strongly encourage this gift of journaling. Nicolle is loving, supportive and encouraging and a wonderful teacher and counselor.”  Heather Amisson ICADC, Family Counselor Renascent

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