Deep Journaling Part 2: Enrich your Relationship with Self, Others, and Nature --- Berta Parrish



Tuesday, October 25 2022 10:30am - 12:30pm

San Luis Obispo Senior Center

$5 for LLCC Members $10 for Others

Register now for this course on Brown Paper Tickets


Have you found it hard to begin keeping a journal, much less maintain it? Do you need to jump-start or to re-charge this valuable habit?


This class continues the “voyage to the interior” that began with a LLCC class in May as well as encourages would-be journal keepers by sharing both the why and the how of a deeper dimension of personal writing. The class focuses on our complex and ever-changing relationship with aging, examining and articulating its challenges, rewards, disappointments, and aspirations. Entries are not descriptions of what is happening, but are explorations of how we are responding; thereby, turning events and experiences into meaningful insights and new intentions. A form of self-creation, going beyond self-discovery.


Join us to recharge your journaling practice or to discover and perhaps change your current perceptions and expectations about growing older.


Please bring a pen or pencil and paper for responding to and sharing a few writing prompts that will stimulate your curiosity and commitment. A bibliography of print and digital resources will be given to facilitate a regular practice.


In this class, you will:


1. Share ways to establish and maintain a regular journaling practice.

2. Meet your inner ageist and reframe the years ahead.

3. Deepen relationship with self and others, as it relates to late life.

4. Discover stimulating print and digital resources for reinforcement & guidance


Berta Parrish is a retired college educator, writer, and a certified Conscious Aging Facilitator with a strong background in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. With over 40 years as a journal keeper, she has published articles on spiritual journaling, women’s issues, and Wise Woman ceremonies. Berta also offers Practical Jung, Elder Tales, and Conscious Aging workshops. Her book Wise Woman’s Way: A Guide to Growing Older with Purpose and Passion guides women through the initiatory experience that our culture needs, yet lacks.

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