Journaling Workshops in Primary and Secondary Schools
Creative Journaling Workshops to Support Mental Well Being
I am offering Workshops on Journaling for Mental Well Being to fifth & sixth classes in primary schools, and all students in secondary schools. This workshop is designed to support the Well Being and SPHE programmes.
Benefits of Journaling
Journaling can be a wonderful way to lessen anxiety and help get things in perspective – especially in the middle of the night when fears can be at their worst. Journaling can also increase confidence and fluency with writing.
I’ve been keeping a journal since I was twelve years old – because my English teacher suggested it – and I am very grateful that she did. Journaling helped me to become a writer and create a life that suits me. It taught me how to express myself, to write fluently, to calm an anxious mind, and to understand my feelings.
The Journaling Exercises I offer help to:
- Relieve our minds of repetitive anxious thoughts
- Figure out how we feel
- Become our own best friend
- Discover our dreams and goals
- Become more fluent writers (there is no need to worry about neat handwriting or spelling mistakes)
- Enhance creativity
It is a practical workshop with lots of writing time. Pupils are given exercises to vent their emotions in a healthy way, figure out what they are feeling and why, and write about visions they have for their life.
I give handouts detailing all the of exercises so that pupils can practice them in future (and hopefully for the rest of their lives!).
In Venue Workshops
- The optimum number of pupils for this workshop is 20 -28 (although larger numbers can also work)
I will need a projector and overhead screen (and an in-house laptop, with power point, for my presentation on a USB).
- Pupils will need pen and paper
- It is best if pupils are sitting comfortably with space to write
- A member of staff needs to be present in the workshop at ALL times.
The best days of the week for me are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (I can sometimes do Wednesdays depending on date and location).
Price available on request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discount for two workshops on the one day in the same venue.
Please get in touch.
The 6th classes (and staff) really enjoyed this introduction to journaling. It was such an engaging and personal account of how it lead to a lifelong love of using this skill as a tool to clear a noisy mind, or as a start to creative writing. Her manner was warm, inclusive, clear and respectful and the children had lots of time to practise the skill, some for the first time during the workshop. Such a helpful resource to have in our repertoire of ways to manage everyday stress and switch off from devices in a meaningful way. Highly recommend Megan and looking forward to welcoming her back another time!
Megan's vibrant energy and interactive style engaged the pupils at a very high level. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to introduce journalling to the class. Megan has a wealth of experience in journalling and writing and presents ideas in a very accessible way as a means of dealing with the highs and lows of life. The participants wanted to continue with the journalling experience after Megan left and I've no doubt that she has ignited a spark of passion for writing for the children in the class.
I highly recommend Megan Wynne workshop on Journaling. She had a lively group of students in the palm of her hands! They were enthralled by meeting this open and honest artist, who was speaking to them so truthfully about their own personal experiences. She very quickly built positive relationships with the students. Her teacher training is evident in her confidence and classroom management skills. It is also evident from the structure of her workshop, it builds beautifully, is scaffolded and the timings of the exercises are perfect to keep the students fully engaged. This is a simple, practical tool that is explained clearly with defined achievable goals. It was a very motivating workshop for both the students and myself!
A short but sincere note of thanks to you for your excellent workshop yesterday. Our 5th Year students found it to be an engaging, positive and extremely helpful hour, from which they came away feeling uplifted and supported. We really appreciate your time and openness - it has definitely made a difference. "