Introduction to Journaling

Introduction to Journaling


In this real-time, interactive, online workshop, you will quiet your mind and get in touch with

your passions, your goals, your creative fire, your sense of self.


This workshop is for everyone!

I’ve worked with people of all ages, from all walks of life – writers, artists, single moms, entrepreneurs, attorneys, teachers . . Don’t worry if you’re nervous about writing. This is a completely stress-free workshop!


A JOURNAL IS A POWERFUL TOOL. Whether you write in a linen-covered notebook or on the white screen of your computer, your journal is a safe, private place for self-reflection, a place to record the night’s dreams, your life dreams, a place to speak with yourself about a troubling life transition or the joy of an hour spent in nature. It is a place to get in touch with your subconscious mind, with your creative fire; with your heart, your challenges, your goals.

 IN THIS TWO-SESSION INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP, you will experiment with a variety of journaling techniques to get you started as a journaler. You will not be asked to share your writing (although you are welcome to), and the quality of your writing makes no difference at all. Join writer and teacher Pam Sourelis for two relaxed, stress-free afternoons of personal discovery.



Live Workshop February 10 & February 17

The workshop is limited to 12 participants.


Sign Up Here!


Questions? CONTACT ME


Who Will Benefit From This Workshop?


This workshop is for anyone who wants to do a bit of exploring:

Writers, visual artists, entrepreneurs, single moms, people with health challenges, people in healing professions, people undergoing life transitions, stressed-out people, people looking to make a change . . .

Yes, just about everyone can benefit from the quiet reflection of journaling.


I Used to Keep a Diary. Is Journaling the Same Thing?


Not exactly. Think of it this way:

In a diary, the writer Records.

In a journal, the writer Explores.


What Will We Do in the Workshop?


We will write!

We’ll start by discussing some of the ways you can use a journal to enrich your life.

Then, each week, I will share three writing prompts with you – fun exercises that will get you thinking and feeling, talking to yourself in new and meaningful ways.

Don’t worry: You won’t be asked to share what you write!

But after each writing exercise, you’ll have the chance to talk about what you discovered. These group discussions are fun, enlightening, and supportive.


You will leave the workshop feeling

nurtured and enriched.


When? Where? How Much?


The workshop meets on two Sundays: February 10 & 17 from 1-3pm Central(11am Pacific, 12 noon Mountain, 2pm Eastern).

We will meet using Zoom, a meeting platform that allows us to see and speak with each other. (Don’t worry about the technology. I will send you a link. You just click on it, and you’re there.)


The workshop will not be recorded!

You will have the opportunity to interact with other participants in real time, to share ideas and ask questions. So much better than receiving a recording that somehow you can never find the time to watch . . .


Fee: $75 for four hours (two hours each week)

in a small, face-to-face group (limit 12 participants)!

When you’ve signed up, I will send you an invoice via PayPal.


Who is Leading the Workshop?


Me! My name is Pam Sourelis.

I’m a published writer (both fiction and non-fiction) and an experienced writing instructor and workshop leader. I’ve taught for DePaul and Loyola universities in Chicago, the Illinois Writing Project, and the Master’s in Writing program of Southern New Hampshire University. I’ve independently taught writing workshops for adults for over 20 years.

I’m also a writing coach/mentor and developmental editor.

If you’re interested, you can check out my credentials and testimonials from clients and former students here on my website.

I’m also an animal communicator and Reiki practitioner. If that side of me interests you, you can learn more at


Are You Going to Try to Sell Me Something Else?


When you sign up for the workshop, you will also be signing up for my weekly email: “Something to Consider,” a 30- to 45-second read on some aspect of writing, which will land in your mail box every Wednesday morning. I will also let you know about upcoming online workshops.

That’s it. Nothing else. You have my word.

And you can unsubscribe at any time.


What Do Former Participants Have to Say?


Pam is an excellent facilitator in the art and techniques of journaling. Pam’s course helped me create a discipline for identifying, exploring and creating space for powerful reflections and exciting new beginnings.

– Merida Johns

I took Pam’s journal writing workshop and loved, loved, loved it. It is the gift that keeps on giving. I find a useful practice in so many ways with benefits I didn’t even anticipate. Pam is an excellent teacher. She keeps the class on-target and engaging…and inspires you to take what you learn and grow with it. Great stuff!

– Leslie Cook


Ready to Sign Up?


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Questions? CONTACT ME


You’ve been wanting to make time for self- reflection.

How about now?