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Q&A: “How Do I Become a Journaling Coach?”

JournalTalk Q&A Podcast Logo with Heather SeversenSandra asks, “How does someone become a journaling coach?” And the answers are many! Do you have a passion for sharing the benefits of journal-writing with others?

Have you experienced some of the tremendous benefits in keeping a personal writing practice, and now you feel the urge to help others obtain those same benefits?

In this episode, Heather Severson helps me list of some of the numerous ways to go about becoming a “Journal Coach”. And with a dose of giddy playfulness, I also remind everyone, in the words of Dr. Frankenfurter, “Don’t dream it; Just be it!”

There are several options discussed in this audio, so don’t feel there is just “one right answer” here. But there are some pragmatic and trusted roads you can take that will land you into being a confident and effective coach. Among my most highly recommended, especially for “non-therapists” is this:

Become a life coach who uses journal-writing as the primary tool to help clients get unstuck, and transform old patterns that no longer serve them. Take this assessment to see if Frame of Mind Coaching is a beneficial path for you! I am an affiliate of the Frame of Mind Coaching program because I absolutely love it, and strongly recommend it.

Fuel the dialogue: Are you looking to become a certified journal instructor or life coach? Post your response at the bottom of this webpage, in the comments section.

You may send your own journaling question to be featured on a future episode of JournalTalk. Or, pick up the telephone and leave a voicemail with your question at 1-805-751-6280 (only normal toll charges may apply). If your question is featured, we will send you a thank-you gift for sharing your voice! (JournalTalk Q&A, Episode #20, January 13, 2015)

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Voiceover: Thomas Gerrard

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6 thoughts on “Q&A: “How Do I Become a Journaling Coach?”

    1. Nathan Ohren Post author

      Dear Joyce – I have faith that you might find a way to be a journaling coach, perhaps in a non-traditional way, or perhaps in an even deeper capacity than you might imagine. Set some S.M.A.R.T. goals, and keep taking small steps.

  1. Stephen Van Vugt

    Thanks for the mention, Nathan! The National Storytelling Network is at for more info. In Canada we have the Storytellers of Canada/Conteur du Canada at Doug Lipman is a GREAT story resource, as Heather mentioned. I loved this episode for so many reasons – lots of great resources thank you so much! I have to pick one and GO! You and Heather work great off each other, it was a delight to listen to that. Great episode!

    1. Nathan Ohren Post author

      Hey Stephen! Good to hear from you. Thanks for the storytelling resources, and also for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed. Yes: Pick one, and go for it — you’ll make a marvelous “journaling coach”!


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