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.)
I’m Not There—Yet:
Writing Your Way Through Transition
Dates: Four Wednesdays, June 14 – 21 – 28 and July 5, 6-8 pm
Location: Newburgh, IN
Navigating the many transitions in a life is a skill that can be practiced and learned. Each time you successfully manage one transition, you are better prepared to move through the next one. One of the best tools you can use during such a time is journaling, and this program will provide you with that tool. In addition, you’ll learn how transitions of all kinds follow a pattern of stages, which stage you are in and how to cope with it, and how to create a plan to move forward.
This new program is designed especially for women who are either going through any kind of current transition (career, relationship, health, etc.) or who want to better learn how to manage transitions in general.
This program is based on the well-tested work of Leia Francisco, founder, The Center for Transition Coaching and Writing, and will include elements of my program A Living, Breathing Story: Journaling to Discover Your Empowered Self. You will learn about the steps of the transitions process, the various kinds of transitions (even the non-event transition, which stems from dreams that do not happen), and how to plan for living your New Way. And in order to strengthen and deepen your process, you will learn proven journaling techniques to be used both during the sessions and in-between that will help you manage any transition, now or later. No writing or journaling experience is necessary to successfully complete this program.
This program will be lively, enlightening, and informative. Please note that I’m asking anyone who registers to commit to all four sessions and to the self-honesty, introspection, and writing in-between sessions that will be needed (an hour or so each week). You will come away better prepared to manage any transition that arises.
The fee is $65, Including a non-refundable deposit of $25 due upon registration. Class size is limited to 6.
A Living, Breathing Story: Journaling to Discover Your Empowered Self
A six week, online journaling program that will let you experience yourself as a Living, Breathing Story so you can learn to become your Story’s activator, rather than its captive.
In this unique program, you will discover that beyond having a life story, you ARE a Living, Breathing Story always capable of positive change. You create your own experience of reality—your Story—depending on what you think about it. In a very real sense, what you make of your Story makes you.
You will learn some basic neuroscience, information about what your thoughts really are and what they do, how the mind and body are one entity, and even a smidgen of quantum physics—all presented in friendly language!—so you can experience yourself as a Living, Breathing Story always capable of positive change. Your tools for this journey are the Story Threads, journaling exercises designed to strengthen and weave together these concepts to create that experience within you—and which you can use for a lifetime.
Assignments will be emailed each Wednesday, and then at your convenience, you will have until the following Wednesday to reply to me. Each assignment consists of reading that week’s material and then completing the Story Threads. In addition, each participant will have an individual 30-minute phone or Skype call with me during the first and last weeks of class. There will also be an optional, private Facebook group (see here) that participants can join to share thoughts with one another.
Class size is limited to 8. Dates to be announced.