My name is Barbara Stahura, and I guide people in harnessing the proven power of journaling to create positive change in their own lives. It is my honor to work with people willing to explore their Story by writing whatever is in their hearts and on their minds. And it is my joy to see them light up as they discover new insights about themselves.
(Please note that even though journaling can be therapeutic, I am not a therapist, and the programs offered here are not therapy or mental health counseling.)
Writing for Wellness
Two Mondays, Feb. 12 and 19, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Willard Library, Browning Gallery
For adults. Free
It’s true: Writing heals. Writing can be our medicine. Hundreds of research studies over the last 30 years have shown that simple, proven journaling techniques can boost well-being in body, mind, and spirit. In this no-cost two-session class, you will learn to harness the power of these techniques for yourself on paper or screen. You will learn how your body and brain react to what you write — and how you can use journaling to build healthier habits. Journaling has no rules, it can be done in only minutes at a time, and you need not be a “good” writer. All you need is to give yourself permission to embark on your own healing journey through writing. The techniques you learn will be yours for a lifetime.
Pencil and paper will be provided, but feel free to bring a journal, notebook, laptop or tablet if you prefer.
No journaling experience necessary!
Register here for session 1 and here for session 2 (They can be taken individually but you will receive the most benefit by taking both.)
I’m Not There—Yet:
Writing Your Way Through Life’s Transitions
Wednesdays, March 21 – April 18, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
University of Evansville, Continuing Learning
Navigating the many transitions in a life (current or anticipated) can be made easier with knowledge of how transitions work and the writing strategies you can use to explore transitions in the context of your own life story. In this five-session class, you will learn the three stages and other elements of Transition and where you currently fit along the continuum, all with an eye toward living in the New Way. You will use proven writing strategies both in and out of our sessions to explore your transition in the context of your life story and through the elements of Writing Through Transitions. And you will learn pathways and strategies through Transition to reach the New Way and your best possible future.