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.)
Your Living, Breathing Story in Tucson, AZ:
Journaling for Self-Discovery, Empowerment, Joy, and Ease
Friday, Sept. 22, 6 pm – 9 pm and Saturday Sept. 23, 9 am – 5 pm
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, Tucson, Arizona
No writing or journaling experience required!
What you make of your Story makes you.
Over an evening and the following day, you will experience yourself as a Living, Breathing Story always capable of a more positive, joyous, and empowered life, and see how, in a literal sense, your Story–who and what you believe yourself to be–creates your experience of reality.
The gentle tools for this journey include proven journaling techniques for self-discovery; basic neuroscience tips that will enhance your life; how body and mind work together to create who and what you believe yourself to be; and how you make your Story true by living it (plus ways to reshape it!).
Bring your journal/notebook or e-device.
Save $15 through Sept. 16: $124 / After Sept. 16: $139 (both include nonrefundable deposit of $30), plus $10 for lunch from Baggin’s, if desired, or bring your own. (If you want lunch, be sure to check “Lunch” on the Buy Now options below.) Registration and payment required by Sept. 21. For more information, get in touch here.
Women’s Fall 2017 Journaling Retreat
Friday, Oct. 20, 5pm – Sunday, Oct. 22, 1pm
No writing or journaling experience required!
Would you like to experience yourself as a Living, Breathing Story always capable of a more positive, joyous, and empowered life? With simple journaling techniques and the power that comes from “listening with the ear of your heart,” you will explore how your Story—who and what you believe yourself to be—creates your experience of reality. You will see that no matter your Story today, you can re-create it again and again to fine-tune and enhance your life.
We will spend this peaceful yet soul-energizing weekend retreat in the beautiful setting of Kordes Retreat Center, halfway between Evansville, IN and Louisville, KY.
This retreat is limited to five participants (plus the facilitator), so reserve your space early. Please bring your journal (paper is best, but e-devices can also be used if you prefer).
Save $25 through Oct. 10: $200 / After Oct. 10: $225 (both include nonrefundable deposit of $30). All meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch are included. Registration and payment required by Oct. 18. For more information, get in touch here.
Other Upcoming Journaling Programs
Easy Journaling for Self-Care
Monday, Sept. 25, 6:00-8:00 pm
Harmony Hospice, 1200 N. El Dorado Place, Suite B-200, Tucson, Arizona
In our society, self-care is often viewed as self-indulgent or selfish. But as a human being, you simply deserve good self-care. It is crucial to your physical, mental, and emotional health. When you take proper care of your own needs first and treat yourself as kindly as you treat others, you are better able to live with less stress, more resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose.
Join us for this two-hour program during which you’ll experience how a simple journal can become your private haven for self-care. No writing or journaling experience necessary. You will learn easy, proven journaling techniques and other simple strategies you can use at any time to nurture and comfort yourself as you envision a plan for healthy self-care. Please bring your own journal and pen, or electronic device.
RSVP or questions: 520-222-7042.
This program is supported in part by Poets & Writers
Turn the Tables on Stress
Thursdays, Oct. 5 & 12, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Ivy Tech Community College, Rm. 118, 3501 First Ave., Evansville, Indiana
Funny how stress sneaks up on you, isn’t it? When life gets too hectic or complicated, you do your best to cope with the pressures, but finding relief can be hard. And this means it’s all too easy to turn to unhealthy coping strategies.
But what if you could turn the tables and sneak up on your stress instead? If there was a safe, healthy method of reducing stress for which you determine the rules and is easy to use, private, and free, would you try it?
If your answer is “yes,” grab your journal and pen (or e-device) and join us for this two-session class, in which you will learn proven journaling techniques you can use to reduce stress anytime, anywhere you write. And relax—no writing or journaling experience is necessary!
Writing to Wellness
Three Mondays, Oct. 23 and 30 and Nov. 6, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Newburgh Library,Emerald Room
This class is offered for free, but please register at the Information Desk or by calling (812) 853-5468 ext. 316.
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 three-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.
No writing or journaling experience necessary! Bring a journal/notebook or e-device.
Attending all three sessions will give you the most benefit, but feel free to attend only one or two if that better fits your schedule.