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Practice of Journaling "T" Class Wiki

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"The word “journal” has in its root the word jour, French for day.  A journey was the distance that could be traveled in a day.  A journal, therefore, consisted of writing one recorded per day.  Writing is wiser than we are, many writers say.  As a poet and essayist this has been my experience.  I let the writing lead me, and the whole time it is leading, I must be careful to remain unknowing.  I must not set my will upon the words.  I must let them flow as they wish to"

 

Sheila Bender  (Steve Irwin)

 

 

 

                                                                               

 

 

 

Ideas For Key Themes To Focus On:    

 

1. Benefits of Journaling (Angelica Rayogza)

2. Types of Journaling/journals (Angelica Rayogza)

3.  Journal Inspiration (Steve Irwin) 

 

 

     Journals are therapeutic.   Journals are inspirational.  Journals serve as sources of knowledge.  Journals serve as constant reminders. Journals can be whatever you want them to be.  They can be used for personal growth, as a health tracking tool, as collection tool for scientific/medical research, as a personal diary, or as a form of artistic expression.  Journaling has been shown to reduce anxiety and relieve symptoms of mental/personality disorders.  They serve as an outlet for creativity.  Frustration can result from journaling but can also be relieved.  Your thoughts, feelings, fears, goals, ideas, worries, songs, poems, short stories, and life trivialities can all be captured in a journal.  They serve as your personal outlet.  Journal is your personal expression.  (Steve Irwin)   Journaling can be useful to demonstrate a side of you that you may not know of.  With journaling you can be whoever you want to be, you can say whatever you want to say, and the best part is because no one has to see or read it you do not have to worry about criticism. You are the author, the only audience, and only you are the judge of your own work.  Other than personal expression, journaling can lead to physical and mental health benefits. By writing you can experience clearness over your thoughts and feelings, getting to know yourself on a personal level, decrease stress, and increase problem solving ability.  Writing daily is like experiencing psycho therapy, without a professional listening to you and it is less expensive.  By journaling you can go back and see how you have improved allowing you to identify patterns to improve over time.  There are many forms and styles of journaling.  To name a few there is art journaling, personal journaling, thematic journaling, scrapbook journaling, spiritual journaling, diet journaling, computer journaling, and photo journaling.  Whatever the style, journals work in their own ways for any desired purposes. 

 (Angelica Raygoza)

 

 

 

                                                                              

 

 

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

 

Grason, S. (2005). Journalution: Journaling to Awaken Your Inner Voice, Heal Your Life, and Manifest Your Dreams.

     Total Health, 27(2), 60. Retrieved from http://libproxy.nau.edu:4600/books?hl=en&lr=&id=OyGcP4HKKYYC&oi=fnd&pg=PA27&   

dq=Journalution:+Journaling+to+Awaken+Your+Inner+Voice,+Heal+Your+Life,+and+Manifest+Your+Dreams&ots=wSoHPo5QKG&sig=NBzGGVNqKNYKHRs2GGbTfC695SQ#v=onepage&q&f=false  (Angelica Raygoza)

    

Abstract:

     This book is designed to help new journal writers break the barrier to writing.  Using simple exercises introduced in the chapters the writer will focus on what areas of their life they want to focus on. It takes incredible power to pour your thoughts and soul into a journal, in the end the rewards are enormous. Journaling as a “friend” and “an act of self love” (Grason, 2005, Para. 4 & 5).  (Angelica Raygoza)

 

Hiemstra, R. (2002).  Uses and benefits of journal writing. New Directions for Adults and Continuing Education, 2001(90), 2001: 19–26. Retrieved from

     http://libproxy.nau.edu:8688/doi/10.1002/ace.17/pdf   (Angelica Raygoza)

 

Abstract:

     This article introduces how people can use a journal as an educational tool.  It reflects the input of other people with their experience of journal writing.  A variety of journal formats are introduced, each specific for assisting writers with obtaining their maximum amount of interaction, personal growth, and knowledge from their experiences.  An overview of each journal type and format is used to introduce the type and provide an example.  Potential benefits to maintain some type of journal writing is introduced.  For example, writers learn intellectual growth and development, intuition and self expression, problem solving, health and stress reduction benefits, and critical thinking.  In journal writing, new writers often face the challenge of knowing what to write next.  The author explains types of “blocks” (an obstacle on the journal writing process).  The author develops some writing techniques to move beyond these obstacles.   

(Angelica Raygoza)

     
 Journaling after trauma may be beneficial. (2002). Mental Health Weekly, 12(35), 8. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. (Angelica Raygoza)

 

 Smith, S., Anderson-Hanley, C., Langrock, A., & Compas, B. (Feb. 2005). The Effects of Journaling for Women With Newly Diagnosed Breast

     Cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 14: 1075-1082. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy1.library.arizona.edu/doi/10.1002/pon.912/pdf

 

Abstract:

    Forty-three women newly diagnosed with breast cancer participated in this study, which examined the role of expressive journal writing characteristics on mood over the course of a 12-week support group. Writing was   analyzed using the linguistic inquiry and word count program. Writing characteristics that were examined included: average word count, number of journal entries, positive and negative emotion words, the ratio of positive to negative words, and the use of cognitive mechanism words (i.e. insight and causal words). Regression analyses revealed that increased levels of anxiety and depression, post-intervention, were predicted by the prevalence of negative emotion in writing. Unique variance in mood (anxiety and depression) was accounted for by expression of negative emotion (7and 6%, respectively). These relationships were significant (p50.05) and remained significant even after accounting for pre-intervention levels of distress, and for the quantity and frequency of writing. These findings suggest the need for additional research into the naturalistic application of journaling so that appropriate recommendations for writing (e.g. focus, timing, amount) can be offered to patients who might choose to utilize this approach for coping with the stresses of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

(Steve Irwin)

 

 Sundvall, P., Gronber, A.M., Hulthen, L., & Slinde, F. (Jun. 2005).  Energy and nutrient intake in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary

          disease hospitalized owing to an acute exacerbation.  Scandinavian  Journal of Nutrtion. 49(3): 116-121. Retrieved from

          http://www.foodandnutritionresearch.net/index.php/fnr/article/viewFile/1534/1402

 

Abstract:

    Background: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are prone to frequent exacerbations,  an important cause of hospital admission. A poor dietary intake during these periods has been suggested as a contributory factor to the development of malnutrition, which is common in COPD.
Objective: To assess dietary intake and nutritional status in hospitalized COPD patients.
Design: Dietary intake and anthropometric measures [e.g. body mass index (BMI) and fat-free mass index (FFMI) based on skinfold measurements] were examined in patients with COPD (n/30) admitted to a pulmonary department at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Go¨teborg, owing to an acute exacerbation.
Results : Seventeen of the patients had a BMIB/22 kg m2, and 53% of the women and 76% of the men had a  FFMI lower than suggested reference values.

The patients who received an enriched diet or took nutritional supplements had a significantly (pB/0.01) higher mean (SD) energy intake/resting energy

expenditure compared with patients on an ordinary hospital diet, 1.40 (0.37) and 1.09 (0.16), respectively. Mean intake of protein was also higher in

the patients on an enriched diet/nutritional supplements (pB/0.01). Patients taking complete nutritional supplements had a higher intake of several

micronutrients. Conclusion: Enrichment of the diet and nutritional supplements may help to combat malnutrition which is common in COPD.

(Steve Irwin)

 

 Ulrich, P.M. & Lutgendorf, S.K. Ph.D.  (2002). The Society of Behavioral Medicine Journaling About Stressful Events: Effects of Cognitive

          Processing and Emotional Expression.  24(3): 244-250.   Retrieved from

          http://resources.metapress.com/pdf-preview.axd?code=6917106ht427830x&size=largest 

          (Steve Irwin)

 

 

 

"Such detachment is granted to the outside, but he is too far removed to make any statements of real value.  Only the man inside knows.  His judgments many not be objective; his evaluations may be out of proportion.  This is inevitable.  At times it will be necessary to have the courage to tell of very intimate experiences. I must have the courage to state my convictions openly".

 

 

 

 

                                                                                          

 

 

Books

 

Adams, K. (1990). Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Self -  Understanding. Warner Books Inc.

     (Steve Irwin)

 

Description: A nationally known therapist provides a powerful tool for better living--a step-by-step method to personal growth, creative expression, and career enhancement  through journal writing. 

 

     Retrieved on April 10, 2011 from http://www.amazon.com/Journal-Self-Twenty- wo-Personal-Self-Understanding

     /dp/0446390380

 

Bender, S. (2000).   A Year in the Life: Journaling for Self-Discovery.  Walking  Stick Press F & W Publications, Inc.

     (Steve Irwin)

 

Description: With this guide, you can reach new levels of self-knowledge and revelation. A Year in the Life gently lead you through one full year of introspective writing, using weekly prompts and topics as a springboard into your deepest feelings. A respected teacher, author, and dedicated journaler, Sheila Bender provides the perfect blend of structure, guidance, and creative freedom, motivating you to begin writing today and continue on throughout the year with zest and satisfaction. Her guidance also take you beyond ordinary journals, helping you reap more from the writing process. With the close of each season, Bender helps you analyze what you've written, allowing you to  understand your memories, feelings, and relationship as you never have before. Imaginative, supportive and liberating, A Year in the Life is more than a guided journal, it's a writing path to inner balance and peace.

 

     Retrieved on April 10, 2011 from http://www.writingitreal.com/page.php?p=writing_books

 

Casey, K. (2005). Change your thoughts and your life will follow. York Beach, ME; Conari Press.  (Angelica Raygoza)

 

Cenn, L., C. (2008). The many faces of journaling: topics &: techniques for  personal journal writing. St. Louis, MO;Pen Central Press.(Angelica Raygoza)  

 

Description:  This guide is great for individuals who are just beginning their journaling experience, or experienced journalers that would like to add element to their journals. The book introduces exercises helpful to get you started in your journal writing.  This book even includes a poetry section, helpful for inspiration and creativity to add dimension.  

  

Frankl, V.E. (2003).  Man’s Search for Meaning.  Beacon Press Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

     (Steve Irwin) 

 

Description: I had wanted simply to convey to the reader by way of concrete example that life holds a potential meaning under any conditions, even the most miserable ones.  And I thought that if the point were demonstrated in a situation as extreme as that in a concentration camp, my book might gain a hearing. I therefore felt responsible for writing down what I had gone through, for I thought it might be helpful to people who are prone to despair.

 

     Retrieved on April 10, 2011 from  http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/frankl/frankl.html.

 

Hieb, M. (2005). Inner Journaling through Art-Journaling:Learning to See and Record your Life as a Work of Art. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. (Angelica Raygoza) 

     

Description: Art-Journaling, a journey that holds out a practice of holistic journaling using art materials, gazing, writing, journaling, and noticing.  Art-Journaling is a wonderful type of journaling for those first time journaler’s who get stuck about what to write.  This book introduces a non-verbal way of expression.  (Angelica Raygoza)

 

     Retrieved on March 2, 2011 from,  http://libproxy.nau.edu:2180/lib/nau/docDetail.action?docID=10130554 

    

 

 

 

“Perhaps the most rewarding and fascinating part of journal therapy is this: it spreads out before you in black and white the contents of the heart, mind, and soul.  You simply cannot appreciate how healing and powerful this is until you have experienced it”.

“Yet the synthesis of these ideas remains my own, and just as there are no wrong  questions, so are there no right answers.  For there is ultimately only one truth, although there are a myriad of ways to express it”.

“In its very essence, journal therapy is a bridge into first our own humanity, and then our own spirituality.  The road stretches out before us, and our ultimate task is the journey”.

“In moments of ecstasy, in moments of despair the journal remains an impassive, silent friend, forever ready to coach, to confront, to critique, to console.  It’s potential as a tool for holistic mental health is unsurpassed”.  – Write On! Workshop advertisement

 

Kathleen Adams. (Steve Irwin)

 

 

 

                                                                                     

 

 

 

Media Elements

 

Art Journaling:

        

 

I like this video clip because it demonstrates how you can express your creativity through art journaling.  At first it seems like the art piece is uncoordinated but eventually everything starts coming together and looks amazing. (Angelica Raygoza)

 

 

A special place:

 
            

 

(Angelica Raygoza)

 

 

Outcomes of Journaling: 

          

 

(Angelica Raygoza)

 

 

Journaling Ideas & Stress Reduction, Ep47

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFRQDvV8EIY

 

(Steve Irwin)

 

Journaling: why and how? Tapping in our inner wisdom - Sandy Grason

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgzfSEtTSVs      

 

(Steve Irwin)

 

Keuka College - Keeping a reflective journal

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-KyI4jtvWc&feature=related

 

(Steve Irwin)

 

 

“You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed.” Anita Brookner (Angelica Raygoza)

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

Original citation

 

 

 

                   

 

 

                                                                         

 

(Angelica Raygoza)

 

 

 

            

 

(Steve Irwin)

 

 

 

“If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” 

Toni Morrison (Angelica Raygoza)

 

 

 

                                                                                           

 

 

 

Websites:

 

The Benefits of Journaling for Stress Management

 

http://stress.about.com/od/generaltechniques/p/profilejournal.htm (Steve Irwin)

 

The Health Benefits of Journaling

 

http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/the-health-benefits-of-journaling/  (Steve Irwin)

 

Inspired to Journal

 

http://inspiredtojournal.net/ (Steve Irwin)

 

The healing benefits of journaling

 

http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/the-health-benefits-of-journaling/  (Angelica Raygoza)

 

100 benefits of journaling

 

http://www.appleseeds.org/100_journaling.htm  (Angelica Raygoza)

 

Journaling styles

 

http://www.journalinglife.com/jl-types.html  (Angelica Raygoza)

 

 

 

 

“The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.”

Norbet Platt (Angelica Raygoza)

 

Melissa Jordan's Practice Summary

 

     I think professionally journaling could be used to help someone who is suffering from an anxiety disorder or post traumatic stress syndrome. With both disorders journaling has the benefit of allowing the person to face the things that are troubling them in the comfort and safety of their own home or with the guidance of their psychologist or therapist. Also journaling could be used personally to help a person be more satisfied with their life by keeping a journal about things they are grateful for. Also personally I think that journaling is beneficial for anyone who has difficulties expressing their emotions verbally. (Melissa Jordan)

 

     For my practice I chose to write how I feel about traumatic or hurtful events that I have experienced in the past. Throughout my practice I was able to gain some peace and reflection on the issues that I have buried deep down inside. Now I feel less anxious when I am faced with situations that remind me of negative experiences from the past. I also have more confidence in my ability to deal with troublesome things as I experience them. I would suggest journaling to anyone who has difficulty dealing with their past. (Melissa Jordan)

Books

 


Hieb, M. (2005). Inner Journaling through Art-Journaling:Learning to See and

     Record your Life as a Work of Art. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

     Retrieved on March 2, 2011 from,        http://libproxy.nau.edu:2180/lib/nau/docDetail.action?docID=10130554  (Angelica Raygoza)

Adams, K. (1990). Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Self -                                                                                                                          

     Understanding. Warner Books Inc. (Steve Irwin)

 

Description: A nationally known therapist provides a powerful tool for better living--a step-by-step method to personal growth, creative expression, and career enhancement  through journal writing. 

 

Retrieved on April 10, 2011 from http://www.amazon.com/Journal-Self-Twenty- 

     Two-Personal-Self-Understanding/dp/0446390380

 

Bender, S. (2000).   A Year in the Life: Journaling for Self-Discovery.  Walking

      Stick Press F & W Publications, Inc. (Steve Irwin)

 

Description: With this guide, you can reach new levels of self-knowledge and revelation. A Year in the Life gently lead you through one full year of introspective writing, using weekly prompts and topics as a springboard into your deepest feelings. A respected teacher, author, and dedicated journaler, Sheila Bender provides the perfect blend of structure, guidance, and creative freedom, motivating you to begin writing today and continue on throughout the year with zest and satisfaction. Her guidance also take you beyond ordinary journals, helping you reap more from the writing process. With the close of each season, Bender helps you analyze what you've written, allowing you to  understand your memories, feelings, and relationship as you never have before. Imaginative, supportive and liberating, A Year in the Life is more than a guided journal, it's a writing path to inner balance and peace.

 

Retrieved on April 10, 2011

     from http://www.writingitreal.com/page.php?p=writing_books

 

Frankl, V.E. (2003).  Man’s Search for Meaning.  Beacon Press Unitarian

     Universalist Association of Congregations. (Steve Irwin) 

 

Description: I had wanted simply to convey to the reader by way of concrete example that life holds a potential meaning under any conditions, even the most miserable ones.  And I thought that if the point were demonstrated in a situation as extreme as that in a concentration camp, my book might gain a hearing. I therefore felt responsible for writing down what I had gone through, for I thought it might be helpful to people who are prone to despair.

 

Retrieved on April 10, 2011 from 

      http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/frankl/frankl.html.

 

Casey, K. (2005). Change your thoughts and your life will follow. York Beach,

     ME; Conari Press.  (Angelica Raygoza)

 

Cenn, L., C. (2008). The many faces of journaling: topics &: techniques for

     personal journal writing. St. Louis, MO; Pen Central Press

 (Angelica Raygoza) 

 

Sara Lira's Application Summary:

 

I personally find journaling to be a very rewarding practice to engage in. To be honest it’s hard for me to stick to a schedule and write every night but I have noticed that when something is weighing heavily on my mind, I almost always resort to writing about it. For this practice I tried something new and turned my journaling experience into a blogging one. A couple of friends of mine and myself have blogs where we encouraged each other to write. I think it had the same benefit of journaling, just on a less personal level.

 

Personally, I think journaling is excellent for providing a safe place to release any type of feelings or emotions either good or bad. Many times for me it became a place where I could “talk” out my frustrations and release stress. There were a couple of times where I had written privately instead of on the blog and was able to look back at past entries. It was nice to have those old journal entries around to provide a chance to reflect on how much I had grown as a person. I was pleasantly surprised to see how far I had come from my mindset in the past to where I am today.

 

Professionally I think journaling could be utilized in the same ways. It can become a healthy place to release stress and frustration that might occur in your professional life. However, it could also be a place to establish goals and progress. Ultimately I love journaling because you can customize the experience however you like, truly making it your own personal space to use as you wish. I think that we can all benefit from writing down how we feel and either learn from it, hold on to the good, or if it’s negative leave it behind and move on from it!

 

Stephanie Volz's Summary 

  

My first practice was journaling.  I thought that it would be a good beginning because I had never journaled before.  I found that I liked it and see where it can be very beneficial.  It has almost a calming effect, much like talking to your best friend about all that has happened in your day, with out being judgemental or justifying your wanting to encite a riot.  I can also see where this could be a great help to doctors in helping their patients cope or work through certain events.

 

Not only could this be beneficial to psychologists helping their patients deal with loss, death, divorce; but also it could help those who suffer from eating disorders also.  Family physicians could use journaling to help their patients newly diagnosed with diabetes, or any other illness/disease that requires frequent checking of blood or blood pressure.  It would be beneficial to the patient to write how they are feeling before and after their checks/meds, or just how they are coping with the changes in their life.  They could also write about how they preceive their family is doing; maybe the doctor needs to talk to the family about the changes also.

 

 

                                                                                           

 

 

 

Summary of Journaling (Alicia Cintron)

 

For my second transformational practice I chose journaling.  I’ve always kept some sort of journal, but after my first year of college I stopped.  This practice has given me the chance to pick up journal writing again.  Since picking up more hours at work and with school work piling up, I wrote in my journal at the end of each day reflections of what went on during the day and what I needed to get done for the next day.  Every morning I would wake up and look at the list I wrote in my journal for all the things I needed to get done for the day.  It worked great and is still working out well for me. 

Personally this has helped with keeping me organized with time management and with releasing my thoughts and frustrations.  I was able to reflect and move on from the things that bothered me the previous day.  Professionally journaling should be encouraged my physicians or therapists to help with self-esteem, manage stress, and resolve conflicts with oneself and others.   Expressing oneself with a journal allows individuals to be creative in a manner that can help with leading a happier lifestyle without the judgment of others.

 

 

Journal Summary (Angelica Raygoza) 

 

My experience with journaling was very rewarding.  I did accomplish my goal which was to reduce my stress and anxiety.  It was my first time actually committing to writing a journal so it was difficult in the beginning.  I had trouble knowing what to write.  Online I was able to find articles that were helpful to first time writers, and from there it became easy.  The changes were not seen right away.  I first noticed it three weeks into the transformational change practice.  I first noticed that I felt happier after I wrote in my journal.  I also noticed that I was less stressed at work and with homework.  I felt more relaxed and easy going.  I am still journaling because I enjoy it and it is helping me. I recommend anyone who is hoping to change their stress and anxiety levels to try journaling. It will not be regretted.

 

 

Practice of Journal Writing Summary (Martina Guy)

 

For my first transformational practice this semester I chose journaling. I set a goal to at least write three times a week in my journal and for the most part I was able to stick to it. I can reflect on the first journal entry and not being able to think of anything to write about. Not knowing what to write about continued for the next couple of journal entries and then finally I was able to start expressing what I was feeling. Once I opened up and was able to write down everything that I was feeling or thinking about, I felt so much better about that certain situation or moment. Toward the end of the practice, journaling became easier and not only did I feel a reduced level in stress,  I also believe that it helped with my memory. While learning to write in the journal, I started making more notes and reminders to myself of ideas for future projects or events. After this practice I feel that I am less stressed, more organized collectively with my thoughts and  I remember more tasks or things I need to do.

 

 I would recommend journal writing to anyone because I believe that it is a practice that anyone could do. To me there is not a wrong way to write in a journal because you are just expressing your thoughts and feelings. Professionally journaling could be used in job areas where people experience high levels of stress. It should be recommended more by doctors and family therapists as an alternative practice. I had a great time with this experience and I know that it will be something that I will continue to do in the future.

Comments (10)

Student said

at 10:31 pm on Feb 15, 2011

Angelica
Peer-reviewed journal articles:
1. Uses and Benefits of Journal Writing: http://libproxy.nau.edu:8688/doi/10.1002/ace.17/pdf
-This article introduces the various benefits to journaling as well as several types of journaling methods. (Angelica Raygoza)
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Original citation

Student said

at 1:28 pm on Mar 24, 2011

Great job you guys! You have a lot of interesting and creative elements to your Wiki. Suggestions I would make include moving the 3 key elements to the top; the color and fonts aren't all the same; personally I found the mixed colors in the headings a bit distracting. You have a lot of cool original creative works and great quotes. A little organizational tweeking and it would be outstanding. Your required elements are all there and quality resources. (Julia Golish)

Student said

at 10:42 pm on Apr 1, 2011

Very colorful. You had some great articles and videos. The 3 key elements page could have been set up as a sub-page. Some of the Peer Reviewed articles didn't have a link. The reader more than likely will not look further into the article if it isn't easily retrieved. The Journal Writing Benefits was a great video. It had a lot of information packed into a short presentation. Also, Reflective Journaling makes a great point to" reflect" on what you're writing and not just writing down what happened. The Original Citations need a little intro as to what they are suppose to represent or what they are about. Otherwise, really brought out what journaling is about. (Rebecca Kerestes)

Student said

at 8:03 pm on Apr 2, 2011

I thought you both did very well the information that is provided on the Wiki. The only suggestions I have would be to have abstracts for the information you have available. I also would suggest trying to get rid of some of the "blank" or white space so it doesn't look so choppy. The quotes might be better spread throughtout the wiki or in there own section. The numbers could be taken out as well so it doesnt look so much like an outline. You both are off to a great start. Keep up the good work! -Sergio

Student said

at 5:43 pm on Apr 3, 2011

All of the colors and colorful words are very eye catching, I like this trend throughout the wiki. In all the years I had to journal in school I do not ever remember learning about the word journal or what it meant, I enjoyed reading how the word got its meaning. The quotes at the beginning are quite inspirational, they make you want to pick up a pen and start writing. I think it might be beneficial to offer a small summary of each book maybe even a sentence or two. This would offer the reader a little more information about the book.
The you tube video on outcomes of journaling had a lot of good information in it but it almost went to fast for me to absorb what it was saying-I do not know if we have any or can have any control over the speed but for me it would have been better just a little more time spent on each page/slide. Overall this is a great wiki, you guys did a very good job! (Andrea Prado)

Student said

at 8:34 pm on Apr 3, 2011

Great wiki. I would move the key themes towards the beginning and maybe space the quotes through out the wiki. Also, I found that the yellow was a little hard to read, but the other colors were very fun and a creative touch. Stephanie Volz

Student said

at 12:58 pm on Apr 4, 2011

The original creations are great and the content is very helpfull. The only thing I would suggest is using graphics and using less color. The colors used seemed to distract from what I was reading. I did like how the color on Journaling looks at the top. Christine Moss

Student said

at 11:50 pm on Apr 4, 2011

I really liked that you added different colors to your text. It's definitely something that I'm going to consider adding to my own page. I also like that you had the videos in categories, instead of just random youtube links. It really added to the credibility, and the easy reading, of your page.
The only real suggestion that I will make is maybe adding some pictures to your sections; (i.e. one for youtube, one for websites, etc). My partner and I also added a song to our page, and I really like how it turned out. Just a few thoughts. =)
Great page!!! ~Kaitlyn Torgerson

Student said

at 11:42 pm on May 2, 2011

Here is my practice application summary!
For the second half of the semester, I chose to do journaling. I used to journal all the time, but I had lost the time and effort to do it anymore once I entered college. It was great to get back into it and get my creative juices flowing again! At first, it was a little hard to come up with the ideas for my poems and journal entries, but after a while it got easier. For my own personal use, I will 1) continue to use journaling as a positive was to relieve stress and bad emotions in my life, and 2) to use my creativity to write songs for my friend who composes music. On a more professional level, I can 1) encourage my patients to journal about their sadness and depression, and 2) tell people about the healing effects journaling has, both what I've learned in class and through personal experience. Even though the semester is just about over, I definitely plan on doing this practice in the future, and hopefully I can use it come up with better poems, and less stress. =)

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at 11:43 pm on May 2, 2011

submitted by Kaitlyn Torgerson

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