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Thu, Jul 22



Tracking Our Lives Through Reflective Journaling

Use creative techniques for digging deeper into personal experiences through reflective journaling with Dr. June Leavitt.

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Tracking Our Lives Through Reflective Journaling
Tracking Our Lives Through Reflective Journaling

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2021, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT


About the Event

Unlike regular diary-keeping, we begin with writing exercises that bring our focus to a recent cycle in our lives. We note down the atmosphere of the period, the people who were important to us, the projects we did, and the sensations, images, and insights that have stayed with us. We then expand upon our reflections on the period, through writing tasks that involve imagined dialogue with people that were close to us, personification of events that happened, and the chronicling of memories. These creative techniques for digging deeper into our personal experiences, through writing, and through sharing them with other participants if we care to do so, can bring new understanding, healing, and insight. 

Participants are asked to bring a new, five-subject, ruled notebook and a writing pen to the workshop. 

Dr. June Leavitt lectures in mystical literature at Ben Gurion University, works as a freelance writer, and facilitates writing workshops in Jerusalem. Her publications include The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka, and Esoteric Symbols: the Tarot in Yeats, Eliot and Kafka, as well as Flight to Seven Swan Bay a novel for young adults reissued as a classic for young readers. The publication of her diaries spurred her to experiment with journal writing for understanding and creative growth.


  • Online Admission

    Online admission to Tracking Our Lives Through Reflective Journaling. Students will be able to fully participate in the workshop. A weblink will be sent to your email up to an hour before the event. Please enter the zoom room about 15 minutes before the class if possible for attendance and instructions.

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