Creative Journaling: Self-Care for the Helping Professional
Renew your Focus, Reduce your Stress
now AVAILABLE in WEBINAR format
*This Course is approved by the CACCF for 6 hours of Continuing Education Units, Certificate issued.
This is a professional development course designed for working professionals in any of the helping professions (education, health, social services, psychology, essential services) with a focus on mental health awareness, including trauma and addiction. Led by Addiction Counselor, Nicolle Nattrass CAC II, we will explore the benefits of journaling as a self-care tool for both counselor personal and professional self-care and client care. Helping professionals will experience first hand, the power of journal writing exercises, a variety of journal writing techniques to support and process their own work, reduce stress and focus on Self-Care to maintain healthy balance. Reflection and renewal of personal & professional purpose.
The “Creative Journaling: Self-Care for the Helping Professional” course helped me expand my mind on the many different ways we can express our thoughts, feelings and deepest fears in a very mindful and intentional way. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found the content to be thoughtful, intelligent and creative. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking the opportunity to make time for self-reflection, introspection and personal and professional growth.
Frances Stone, Counselor Coast Mental Health
This course meets the GLOBAL CRITERIA for 12 Core Functions from the CACCF Standards & Certification Manual for Addiction Counselors. The Core Functions addressed are Treatment Planning, Counseling, Case Management, Client Education and Consultation.
6 CEUS/ CACCF Certificate issued upon completion
This course is available ONSITE at your office/location as a 6 hour course delivered to fit your schedule.
Available for purchase as a 6 Lesson/Module e- course. Self-paced, low time commitment and workbook is delivered weekly via email to your inbox.
Course includes: Printable worksheets, 30 minute Optional consultation with Instructor/Addiction Counselor Nicolle Nattrass (Optional) using Zoom meeting & further Workshop Resources for you to explore.
Each thematic week includes:
- an introduction to the theme and lesson
- printable color worksheets
- new writing techniques to add to your professional and personal tool-kit
- articles & references from leading professionals (counselors/nurse/doctors) on using journaling in their work with clients
- writing prompts & exercises to both support and stretch your boundaries
- creativity challenges to help discover simple creativity as an incredibly powerful anecdote to stress
- optional one on one session with myself, Addiction counselor to discuss journaling work.
- CACCF Certificate issued/ 6 CEUS
The focus of this course is Self-Care through easy to use, accessible journaling techniques and exercise to explore your creativity. A great opportunity to unplug and reconnect with yourself. Through the use of writing tools, we will use our journals as a tool to reduce stress, to rediscover focus, direction and set goals to identify, inspire and motivate your life forward.