Journal to the Self course from Write4Life

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Dream Journaling and Lucid Dreaming

Space_DreamA New Six-Week

This course is now open for registration, and will begin on October 6th for six weeks, until November 17th 2013.  The course is designed to support a daily journaling practice, with special inquiry into the nature, the meanings, and the ability to tap into your nighttime dreaming life.  Weekly conference call sessions are hosted by journaling coach, Nathan Ohren.  Nathan is the host of JournalTalk, bi-weekly podcast offering expert advice and inspiration for personal journaling.


Course Materials and Weekly Conference Calls (Sunday Nights, or as-scheduled) will empower you to remember, record, and understand your nighttime dreams.

Testimonial from past student: “I have had a first hand experience with Nathan’s coaching about Dream Journaling and let me tell you, it is one of the best things that has happened to me. I was initially skeptical about this course. I even tried to convince Nathan that I didn’t dream!  But slowly and surely, I am now more present to my dreams and exploring the dream world has opened up new possibilities for me. I highly recommend this course to everyone. Go for it!!!”  — Paras M.

A few Scholarships are available for this course. Please fill out our application.

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Course Description:  “Dream Journaling”

This six-week advanced journaling e-Workshop is for three audiences:  (1) those who do not remember their dreams once awakened, but want to learn how, (2) those who want to understand their dreams for greater self-awareness and personal growth, and (3) those who want to learn how to induce their favorite dreams, and explore lucid dreaming.  Throughout the course, students are encouraged to keep a daily (or nightly!) journaling habit by writing out their dreams in detail.  During weekly conference calls, journaling coach Nathan Ohren teaches techniques for capturing, controlling, and understanding even the strangest of dreams.  Why does your fourth grade teacher show up in a scene when you are late for work because elephants are walking across the freeway offramp?  If dreams are the messages from our subconscious mind, why not learn how to decipher and interpret them?  And, is it really possible to alter the content of your dreams by teaching yourself to become aware when you are in the middle of a dream?


Course Materials

Journal Notebook

A pen, a notebook, and a “Dream Totem” are the only requirements for this course.  (We’ll discuss the Totem in Week #2.)  If you’re a person who doesn’t usually remember your dreams, you’ll enjoy the techniques shared!

In addition to daily journaling, you will be encouraged to explore fun homework assignments, tips, “reality tests”, and exercises to enrich the awareness of your dream life.  A calendar of weekly conference calls is made available so you can get personalized training.  A private page on Facebook is also available for those who want a bulletin board or “journaling circle” to communicate with others in the course.


Course Instructor


For twenty-eight years, Nathan Ohren has experienced the power of personal growth and development through journaling:  Getting clarity and confidence during challenging life experiences; Connecting to life’s passions and creativity; Uncovering buried or abandoned goals and dreams; and Keeping ever-mindful of a guiding purpose in life.  After completing boxes of private journals, each with compelling stories of anguish and ambition, of trials and triumph, of shame and insight, Nathan decided it was time to share this transformation with others.


Course Price: Only $149 

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Price: $149.00

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Getting Started, Staying Started

Get Started, Stay Started ~
A New Three-Week e-Workshop

Learn how to stay consistent and constantly inspired!

This course has completed, and will open again for registration, in the Spring of 2014. The course is designed as a jumper cable for your journaling practice, and fill your toolbelt with countless ways to maintain your inspiration and stay consistent in your writing.

Weekly conference call sessions are hosted by journaling coach, Nathan Ohren.  Nathan is the host of JournalTalk, a bi-weekly podcast offering expert advice and inspiration for personal journaling.

Included:  The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started (workbook) and three, weekly group coaching Conference Calls are provided for this course, a value of over $250.00.

You will learn a journal-based process that will fuel enthusiasm for goals, and for journal-writing all year long.

Testimonial from past student: “I have started journals countless times only to abandon them in time, leaving me feeling so defeated. This time there was a real structure, and I was not alone in the process. In Nathan’s course, I was able to expand my journaling, being complete every morning and engaged more fully in the rest of my daily activities. The result I created was productivity and vitality. This was grounding for me during a hectic time of transition. Nathan’s course facilitated a real experience of sacredness and freedom.”  – Sylvia Stratford, Fresno, CA

To add your name to the waiting list for this course. Please fill out our application.

Price: $97.00

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Journal to the Self

Journal to the Self course from Write4LifeThe Journal to the Self® workshop is a 12-hour course on how to keep a journal for personal growth, creative expression and life enrichment. It was created in 1985 by Kathleen Adams LPC, PTR, Director of the Center for Journal Therapy, Inc., and internationally known pioneer and expert in the power of writing to heal.

The early years of the workshop formed the research base for Kathleen Adams’ best-selling book, Journal to the Self.

Nearly 100,000 people around the globe have learned this easy, effective, empowering model of journal keeping through the Journal to the Self method. The workshop is adaptable to nearly any population, across the life span, and to nearly any special interest group. It is now taught by a network of Certified Instructors throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Pacifica.

I am now certified and ready to teach this course. If you’d like more information about the JTTS instructor certification program, please contact me.

This is a six-session program, beginning April 6th, and held through conference calls on Sunday nights. We skip Easter and Mother’s Day, and complete our course together in the last Sunday of May.  The simple, low-cost tuition also includes a physical workbook that we use together during our 2-hour conference call sessions.

Price: $120.00

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The Journal Writer’s Guide to Staying Started (eBook)

Staying StartedFeeling cynical about setting new goals? Have you given up on New Year’s Resolutions? Are you inspired to start, but can’t seem to finish? 

This workbook discloses a unique secret to staying consistent in journaling, or in working steadily on any habit or goal that is important to you.  The book includes effective journaling exercises, writing prompts, and activities that will help you get to the heart of what matters for you.  

Begin creating your own system, one that will keep you supported in furthering your goals, fueling your enthusiasm, and setting milestones and checkpoints — so you will be aware when you are getting off-track.  

End each year with a sense of accomplishment. Don’t let complacency settle in: take charge of your personal growth and development!

This book is included FREE to students of the three-week Getting Started, Staying Started journaling workshop. Click here for more details and to register today!

Price: $19.97

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