Journaling for Businesswomen Workshops
As a counsellor and freelance writer, I find that free writing is incredibly helpful for some people and being very revealing. Good help with inner monologue is a step towards positive mental health as well as self-regulation of feelings and thoughts. This in turn helps people to manage their own problems and aim for workable solutions. I show methods of gratitude journaling, goal-setting, debriefing, mind-mapping, blogging and shared family journaling to help people connect with themselves and the things that are important to them.
My main objectives
- To open up a conversation with people about the value of the written word as it might pertain to them personally and professionally
- To facilitate an individual writing journey for participants
- To offer support and encouragement towards honest and authentic journal entries
- To provide prompts, starters and ideas for daily, weekly and monthly journaling
- To answer questions and provide information about how to use words to improve life, relationships, career and anything that is of particular interest or concern to participants.
Value to business women?
Authenticity in business comes from knowing who you are as a person and as a professional. It’s difficult to set up and run your own business, and often a lonely place to be. To continue being effective, to be all that one can be and to stay in touch with fears, worries, concerns and stress is very important in the business woman’s bid to achieve. My presentation will give women a different set of tools to work with- perhaps journaling could turn into blogging which might enhance their business profile and customer relationships, as it has mine. Perhaps daily stream-of-consciousness note-taking will clear their minds and give them room for constructive thoughts and problem-solving strategies. It could be that the busy business woman feels disconnected with her family, and a shared journal with children and/or partners could be a way forward towards balance.
How will this inspire women in business?
For a woman to start her own business, it means she has courage and strength. It means she can be creative and goal-oriented. It means she is willing to work hard to achieve independence. It means she is self-motivated and inspired to do more and be more. It also means she is often alone. Journaling is a tool for people who are all of those things and more. It is a method of self-discovery, self-regulation and personal commitment to self-growth that would suit women in business. It helps them to know themselves, their passions, their strengths and their weaknesses. And it helps them to do something about the things they’d like to change. Effective journaling can lead to better creativity and self-expression, improved relationships and emotional self-regulation. It can clear the mind to allow for improved decision-making skills. All the things a business woman can use to move her forward in her life and career by providing balance and release.