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Journaling for well-being: lessons from nature

Each month I host a free 'Journaling for well-being' workshop. It's 30 minutes of support and inspiration for your journaling practice. We focus on two techniques:

1 - wild writing, a free-style journaling method.

2 - Utilising guided prompts around a particular theme.

The theme for the session was learning lessons from spring and nature to find new perspectives.

What does spring symbolise for you?

For me, I notice colour, the birth of new things. The blossoms appear, the daffodils bloom. The lighter, brighter days. Sunshine and warmth. The chance of renewal and fertility. Bird song optimism.

The transition of winter to spring, is a period of shedding. Letting go of that which is no longer of use. But nothing is wasted here. Everything is utilised. Lessons are learnt.

Spring is a time of hope, the anticipation of better things yet to come.

What intentions do you have for this new season?

We began this workshop with a wild writing prompt 'What is on your mind?'. This technique is one I regularly use, mainly to start my day to find order and clarity.

Recently, I've turned to it more than ever to support my feelings of overwhelm with everything happening in the world right now. It helps to see my thoughts and feelings on the page, find clarity and objectivity. Or simply, to feel heard.

The prompts below offered a chance to find new perspectives and see things you may not otherwise have seen. Try them for yourself, or take one to spend a little longer on.

  1. What did winter teach you / how have you changed during this season?

  2. What light have you seen within darker situations / experiences?

  3. What do you wish to shed or let go of? / what do you need to be able to do so?

  4. What are your intentions for this new season?

  5. What do you want the next couple of months to stand for? What do you want to look back on and see?

  6. What metaphorical seeds do you want to plant?

  7. With a springtime lens, refer to your intentions. Write three steps you can take to achieve these?

  8. If I can take one lesson from springtime, nature and the transitioning of the seasons, it would be..

Enjoy this month's theme and I hope to see you next time.

Take care of yourself.

Gemma x

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