Certificate in Journaling for Wellbeing

Course Length: 1 Year (start at any time)
Qualification: Certificate in Journaling for Wellbeing
Course Fees: £399.00

This qualification is for anyone interested in health and wellbeing as well as qualified or near-qualified health and wellbeing professionals.

Who the course is for

The Certificate in Journaling for Wellbeing is suitable for anyone interested in health and wellbeing as well as qualified or near-qualified health and wellbeing professionals. Creative journaling has been well researched as a positive tool for improving mental, emotional and physical health.

Please note this course is designed to provide the underpinning theory of journaling for wellbeing and doesn’t include any skills development. The course carries 1 CPD point for each hour of study and can be used as a stepping stone to further training.

Course Outline and Modules

Module 1: Creating a Mindful Writing Practice

Understanding journaling for wellbeing – mindfulness – engaging with a mindful writing practice

Module 2: Experimenting with Techniques

Clustering – dialogue – flow writing – unsent letters –  lists – cubing

Module 3: Writing Personal Narratives

Defining personal narratives – narrative identity – writing narrative and scene – narrative exercises and prompts – personal storytelling

Module 4: Symbolism

Tarot – imagery – active imagination- a therapeutic metaphor

Module 5: Bibliotherapy

Using books for inspiration

Module 6: Creating Story-Parables

Creative writing for self-development – creating characters using archetypes that represent parts of ourselves and placing them in stories for healing – rewriting our stories


You can add modules from other courses for £59.00. The option includes learning material, a tutor-marked assignment and CPD certification.

Course Accreditation


The Complementary Medical Association

Wellness Professionals at Work is an authorized course provider of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA). This course carries CPD points (1 point for every hour of study or skills development). The CMA also offers student membership which you can apply for while still studying and will gain the post-nominal letters SCMA. Upon graduation, you can apply for full CMA Membership “MCMA”.   CMA membership (as a student or graduate) also qualifies you for reduced insurance rates.


Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists

Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH) is an online independent professional body and register for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. All endorsement and validation of courses and training by the ACCPH is of the highest standard and closely follows the level benchmarks set by National Awarding bodies and professional bodies.

I’m enjoying the course.  I’m finding it very helpful as a transition from counselling which I finished in July.  I tend to bottle things up, so journaling this regularly is helping me from doing it too much.  I have never thought about the benefits or different ways to journal.  It’s opened my mind to it all.  I like the way the content is laid out and presented.”

Marie Taylor


How the course is delivered

The Certificate in Journaling for Wellbeing is taken over one year through supported distance learning. However, you can complete the course quicker if you choose. Features of distance learning include:

  • Flexibility: Start your course anytime and learn from anywhere.
  • Community: Access to our Wellness Community on Circle.  Study-buddies are encouraged.

  • Materials provided: Learning materials.

  • Tutor support: Quick turnaround for queries and marking (one week) with support by email, phone, post and online.  You are constantly encouraged with quality feedback and challenge.

    Your Tutor

    Jo Permaul is your tutor on this course.


    Joanne Permaul

    You can meet Jol at our Meet the Team page.


    Each module has a 1000 word assignment.

    View the recommended reading materials for this course.


    Your fee of £399 covers:

    • student membership of accrediting bodies
    • CPD recognition from the Complementary Medical Association (CMA)
    • opportunity to apply for full CMA membership upon criteria fulfilment
    • access to our Wellness Community on Circle
    • study-buddies
    • learning materials
    • tutor support by email, phone, post and online
    • occasional Wellness Professionals at Work members newsletter


    If you would like to enrol on this course, make payment using the button below and complete the enrolment form that follows. If you experience any problems please send us an email: admin@wellnessprofessionalsatwork.com

    Contact Jo if you wish to pay in instalments or make a bank transfer arrangement.


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