The Great Journaling Journey

The Great Journaling Journey

The Great Journaling Journey is a self-guided online course for new and seasoned journal writers alike.  This course teaches you not only how to journal, the benefits of journaling, and how to create the journaling habit, it offers you over 70 journaling prompts, creative journaling activities and lots of inspiration!

Have you ever wondered what to write about? How to journal consistently and create the journaling habit?  Maybe you want to go deeper with your journaling and get more aha moments from it?  Perhaps you long for new self-discoveries, more clarity, deeper self-compassion and long to express yourself more fully, if so, this course is for you!

This course if filled with beautiful images, inspiration, videos, audio, journaling prompts and joyful journaling assignments as playwork on the page!

The Great Journaling Journey empowers you as the empowered, confident author of your own life story!

Let your self-discovery through journaling journey begin!

This course is FREE when you become an IAJW Member!

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Embark on The Great Journaling Journey and be guided on how to journal and how to enrich your life through journaling!

This 13 lesson self-guided course can be worked through at your own pace.  Buy now and you can start immediately.  No waiting for start dates or coordinating class times, you can dive in and be inspired by these materials anytime that is convenient for you.

“Lynda, I am loving The Great Journaling Journey course! Thank you much! I am greatly inspired.” ~ Deborah Lyn

Course Outline

Welcome to The Great Journaling Journey!

Lesson 1: What is journaling, really?

Lesson 2: Benefits of journaling + Finding your why

Lesson 3: How to add journaling to your day

Lesson 4: How to start a journal and keep it going

Lesson 5: Deciding between a hand written or digital journal (or both)

Lesson 6: What to write about in your journal

Lesson 7: Positive journaling (and life) mindsets

– Gratitude journaling

– Compassion journaling

Lesson 8: Self-talk & inner dialogue discovery

Lesson 9:  Journaling and time

Lesson 10: Re-reading your journal

Lesson 11: Three transformational journaling techniques

Lesson 12: Dreaming forward – self-expression matters

Lesson 13: Completion & journal the life you want to live!


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This course is FREE when you become an IAJW Member!

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Acknowledgement: This course was created and inspired with the help of IAJW founder, Ruth Folit.  Her ideas, teachings and passion for the transformational power of journaling are also infused into this course.  Thank you Ruth!  You make a difference.

Lynda Monk

Lynda Monk

Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC, is the Director of the International Association for Journal Writing. She is a Registered Social Worker and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.  She has a speciality in therapeutic journaling for self-care, burnout prevention, personal growth, and resilience.

Lynda is co-editor, along with Eric Maisel, of two recent books including…

She is the co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection, as well as co-author of the international bestseller Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness. She is the author of an e-book called Life Source Writing:  A Reflective Journaling Practice for Self-Discovery, Self-Care, Wellness and Creativity, and producer of the Creative Wellness Guided Meditations CD. She is currently writing Surrender: An Adoptee’s Memoir.

Lynda is an experienced facilitator and coach, and has supported thousands of people to go to the page and write for well-being, self-expression and personal growth.  She has authored many in-person courses, workshops and writing retreats, as well as many online course offerings including Pen to Paper: Journaling for Self-Care & Wellness through the University of British Columbia and Dalhousie University.  Her signature 6-week online group coaching, The Transformational Writing for Wellness Salon is available through the

As leader of the IAJW, she is committed to growing a vibrant learning and inspirational community for journal writers worldwide.  Lynda lives with her husband, Peter, their two sons, Jackson and Jesse, and their beloved Sadie girl (a Golden Retriever) on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada, where she tries her best to write every day.

"Lynda, I am loving The Great Journaling Journey course! Thank you much! I am greatly inspired." ~ Deborah Lyn


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