Nicolle is an approved CEU Course Provider with CACCF. (Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation)

She is also a proud member of the Journal Council for the International Association for Journal Writing.

The IAJW Journal Council is a group of dynamic experts comprised of the top thinkers–the movers and the shakers in the world of journal writing.

To learn more visit For a List of Courses.


Journaling is now at the forefront of proven scientific research and evidence of how journaling can benefit our emotional, mental and physical health through studying its effects on the brain.

Want to be inspired? Take a second to read this article that so beautifully sums up the powerful impact when we engage pen to paper. This article, Scientific Studies show how writing in a journal can benefit your emotional and physical well being states that, “lead researcher, James W. Pennebaker (University of Texas) and author of Writing to Heal has found that by translating our experiences into our own language by writing it out, we are able to make the experience more comprehendible. Emotional upheavals touch every part of our lives. You don’t just lose a job, you don’t just get divorced. These things affect all aspects of who we are — our financial situation, our relationships with others, our views of ourselves…writing helps us focus and organize the experience.”


  • Learn practical applications to help uncover and discover your own best self-care practice.
  • Experience journaling techniques that been scientifically proven & researched to improve reduce stress and improve health & wellness.
    Fun, go at your own pace, no expensive supplies needed.
  • Re-discover creative expression in a safe, nurturing way.
  • Receive a 30 minute consultation/coaching session with myself, free of charge within duration of your course
  • Practical applications to help discover your own best self-care practice.
  • A program that has been researched, piloted and designed to support individual discovery, recovery and healing.


“I enjoyed your approach Nicolle , providing a very accepting , safe , empathetic space for people to share . It was an interesting four weeks of self discovery for me! Thank-you for the experience .” Terry Harding

“Your course was an absolute breath of fresh air! Thank you truly!” Sue S.

“Freeing, challenging, inspiring, motivating I give it 5/ 5.” Arvon Brunt.

“Before working with Nicolle, I dabbled and doodled in putting pen to paper.  Now it is my SPARK, it gets me up in the morning and supports me in leading my life with intention.  I was given valuable practices that I still use today.  And what I loved most about working with Nicolle is her gift of meeting everyone where they were at and encouraging to make it your own.  Because of that, I am now able to sustain it, put my mark on it and love journaling as much as I do today.  It will always be a part of me.”Aileen de la Torre. Co-founder and Creative Flow Originator,SPARK Creations and Co. Inc

I was blessed to have met Nicolle. I have always loved the idea of journaling and understood the mindfulness benefit but pulling the trigger and becoming a “daily journaler” was insurmountable and guilt-ridden for me. Enter Nicolle. Enter the idea that words on a page arranged in horizontal lines is not the only way to journal. Colours. Shapes. Drawings. Repetition. What does a daily expression of self-communication look like to me? Brilliant. Easy. Guilt-free. ” Rebecca Savoie BSc.

“I was experiencing grief with the loss of friends, family and clients. The timing was so supportive for my journey and I continue today to practice journaling on a daily basis, as it does not require a lot of time.  For anyone interested in learning a new tool to support your recovery or the stress from our career in the helping field I strongly encourage this gift of journaling. Nicolle is loving, supportive and encouraging and a wonderful teacher and counselor.” Heather Amisson ICADC, Family Counselor Renascent.

Nicolle offers both onsite workshop/courses as well as e-courses for purchase. List of Courses available here. Nicolle would like to thank Joanne Steel, former Alumni Manager at Renascent for her belief & support through-out the pilot launch of CJ: The Promises of Recovery.

Individualized Creative Journaling Programs

Painting by Michele Grenier

Custom Designed Program~

Nicolle specializes in Creative Self-care and will design a program using Creative Journaling techniques to help you move forward, closer to your personal and professional goals. Through consultation with myself via Zoom Meeting conference, we identify current needs, blocks and goals, customize a journaling program for you to be able to move forward to reach those goals. Weekly writing exercises with practical applications, coaching/ specialized consultations with myself using Zoom meeting.

Duration of program can vary, depending on individual needs and goals.

Monthly program rates available. Include 30 minute WEEKLY counseling/coaching session via Zoom meeting as well as individualized journaling program delivered to you via email.


  • Weekly themes & action challenges
  • A 30 minute Zoom meeting conference call per week
  • Custom designed, writing prompts to suit specific & current issues
  • New tools to expand and grow your Journal experience including-
  • Journal as Companion (observer), Internal Mind Recorder (private), Divine Spiritual Source (wise affirmer), Ranting Truthteller (no holds barred) and GAME CHANGER  (heart and mind).

CONTACT NICOLLE directly for a free 30 minute consultation to see if the Individualized Creative Journaling program might be a fit for you.

Kate DiCamillo