Creative Journal Expressive Arts
“Keeping a journal will change your
life in ways that you’d never imagine."
— Oprah Winfrey
“Confessional writing has been around at least since the
Renaissance, but new research suggests that it’s far more therapeutic than
anyone ever knew... Researchers found direct physiological evidence [that
writing about your feelings and experiences is good for your physical health]:
writing increased the level of disease-fighting lymphocytes circulating in the
— Newsweek, April, 1999
Hi, I'm Richard the author of this site, I have known Dr. Lucia Capacchione for
over 3 years now, she is both a good friend and my mentor in the Expressive
Arts Therapy field... Note: I'm 6'1" and Lucia is standing on a box! ;-)
I had such major breakthroughs working with her books and audio's...
They really helped me deal with my feelings from 2 wars, the death of my son,
and relationship issues, etc. That my daughter and I started marketing her books
and audio programs back in August of 2000. So I truly feel her books and audio's can help you
I know her work and Lucia and I have recommended
journaling books and tapes for different areas of your life on this page.
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The Art Of Finding
by Dr. Lucia Capacchione
Expressive Arts Therapist & Art Therapist Registered
The Creative Journal-The Art of Finding Yourself
has being used as a text in art therapy and
creative writing and drawing classes, for many years. This NEW 2nd Edition,
published in 2002, has an additional 20 pages of questions and answers she
has received over the last 20 years. It is a visually stunning book, illustrated by
the author, her students and clients.
"Over 30,000 workshop participants
and over 500,000 of Dr. Lucia's books being sold since the 1970's...
people have discovered this
natural way of accessing the power of their innate wisdom through "The
Creative Journal Method" originated by Dr. Lucia Capacchione."
Since the 1970's, Pioneer Expressive Art Therapist,
Dr. Lucia Capacchione, has applied these principles of Art Therapy
to personal journal work, that you
can do by yourself in the privacy of your own home,
to help yourself, with her 12 books
which have sold a half a million copies.
Lucia's unique questions and exercises you will write and draw your own answers in your journal to:
- Find solutions to life problems intuitively
- Discover your innate artistic talents
- Find out what your body really needs for healing
- Unblock your creative energy
- Use your natural wisdom to recreate the life you dream of
- Heal past relationships and improve present ones
- Dialogue with your inner child and inner family
- What exactly is Journaling???
& Where is it used?
The Creative Journal - 2nd Edition includes 20 new pages of Q&A
Lucia has been asked over the years…
The Creative Journal is a recognized classic in the field of art therapy and
creativity. It contains over 50 writing and drawing exercises for getting in
touch with one's feelings, dreams and Creative Self. There are techniques for
removing creative blocks, building self-esteem and realizing one's heart's
desire. It is written to both the novice and veteran journal-keeper, as well as
group leaders and counselors. This visually stunning book is illustrated by the
author, her students and clients. The Creative Journal Method brings out the
artist and writer in everyone and is being used as a text in art therapy and
creative writing and drawing classes. No special art talent is required.
The Creative Journal for Children 72
Simple exercises in writing and drawing to foster your child’s creativity,
self esteem, and learning goals
Research shows that children's self-esteem and communication skills improve
dramatically with Dr. Capacchione's Creative Journal Method. This practical
guide for adults working with children from ages 5 to 15 is both a therapeutic
and educational tool. Recommended for use at home, in school or in counseling
centers. As young journal keepers express feelings and experiences in writing
and drawing they develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills in a
"whole brain" approach to learning.
The Creative Journal for Teens – 2nd Edition …includes 20 new pages of Q&A.
Dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank, this book helps teenagers express
their true feelings and thoughts in the safe, non-judgmental atmosphere of
personal journal-keeping. The growing pains of adolescence are acknowledged
through self-expression in words and pictures. This journal method strengthens
self-identity and confidence while improving written communication and artistic
skills. An important tool for young people in clarifying personal goals and
values. Illustrated by teenagers, this book is being used for counseling and in
junior and senior high school classes in English, creative writing and art.
The Creative Journal For Parents - A
Guide to Unlocking Your Natural Parenting Wisdom
Contains 44 simple exercises in writing, drawing, and collage. Illustrated
with drawings and journal work this book covers a broad range of parenting
experiences. Included are activities for all levels of parenting: pregnancy and
birth, adoption, step parenting, blended families, parenting children in the
early years to adolescence.
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Inner Outings - The Diarist's Deck of 33 Cards and Book of Exploration by Charlene Geiss & Claudia Jessup
“inner” self on an outing; bring the best of your self up from the
depths and explore it, discovering in the process how to use these inner
outings to make your life more meaningful and to fully experience the
joy and beauty around you.
Released September 15, 2002 Paperback 144 pages, 5.5 x 7.5” and 33 four-color cards
Keeping a Creative Journal is a tool for
personal growth using writing and drawing,
somewhat like a diary. Dr. Lucia's Creative Journaling questions and exercises
are intended as a jumping-off point into
your own growth and personal style of expression
and can help you:
- Express feelings and thoughts;
- Play with new media of expression such as
color, images and symbols
- Sort out seemingly random experiences in
- Make more conscious choices and decisions;
- Define and implement changes
- Get a clearer picture of your creative potential
and how to use it;
- Deal with creative blocks and negative patterns;
- Enrich your relationship with yourself and
- Find deeper meaning in your life.
What Forms of Expression do you use?
- drawings, doodles, and scribbles
- prose and poetry
- dramatic dialogs and letters
- graphs and charts
- and colors, abstract designs, images, and symbols
Creative Journaling is a tool for:
The most important thing about journaling is that it MUST be confidential. If
it is not, then it won't work. Worrying about what someone thinks or will say
about one's journal entries defeats the whole purpose of emotional honesty
with oneself. Journaling for mental or physical health is nothing to be trifled
with. It is a powerful tool and can unearth lots of emotions. That's why the
guidelines in my books are essential about privacy, confidentiality, etc. I
cannot stress that enough. My words come from 30 years of experience with this
method, which I originated (drawing AND writing in a journal in a structured
series of activities designed for personal growth)... Dr. Lucia Capacchione
As one student put it, "My journal has
become my best friend, I can tell it anything."
To get a feel for her methods - Try some FREE Creative Journal Exercises
courtesy of Dr. Lucia and Now Get Creative.com
Also for more info read the page Dr. Lucia and I wrote: What is Art Therapy?
Continue reading for More Information...
Many journal-keepers report they began their
journals during a crisis or major transition.
These times are usually marked by important
events, such as;
- graduation from school;
- seeking or starting a new career;
- marriage or establishing a significant relationship;
- birth of a child;
- moving to a new location;
- separation or divorce;
- death of a loved one;
These events are often accompanied by deep
feelings such as pain, loss, grieving, confusion,
anger, fear, and insecurity.
At such times,
you are often compelled to do some serious
This is when Creative Journal-keeping
can be extremely helpful as a means for sorting
out your life experiences and feelings which
The Creative Journal Method has been endorsed by Bernie
Siegel, Joan Borysenko, Gerald Jampolsky, Louise Hay, Charles Whitfield
and Melody Beattie.
The method is being used internationally for growth
and healing in such settings as:
Of course, you do not have to be in a major
or mini-crisis in order to benefit from journal
exploration. For some, it is an essential
part of the never ending process of personal
growth. It can be a place to express joy, excitement,
and creative ideas as well as a place of
refuge in the storm.
Her pioneering work with "The Creative
Journal - The Art of Finding Yourself "
has been supported by the following educators:
Dr. Raymond Terrell and Dr. Randall Lindsay,
School of Education, California State University
at Los Angeles, whose encouragement and support
introduced this method into the public schools.
Roberta Curinga for her enthusiastic guidance
as Director of our pilot project in the Garvey
School District in Rosemead, California
Dr. Gerry McCormack, who introduced the Creative
Journal to the Lawndale School District and
the staff of Mark Twain Elementary School
for their creative application in the classroom.
Zena Schaffer and the staff at Farmdale Elementary
School, Los Angeles Unified Schools, for
integrating this method into their curriculum.
Jean Katz for the opportunity to train special
education teachers in the Los Angeles County
How Do I Select The Right Dr. Lucia's Book For Me?
Tools for life and career planning, talent
development and overcoming creative blocks.Documented in:
Treatment for creative blocks with professionals
in the arts/entertainment industries and
school programs for learning disabled or
educationally challenged. Documented in:
Treatment for recovery from addictive behavior,
substance abuse, co-dependence, eating disorders
and obsessive/compulsive behavior.
Philosophy, methods and case studies documented
in her books:
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About the Author
Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D., A.T.R., R.E.A.T. is an Art Therapist Registered & Registered
Expressive Art Therapist, artist, psychologist,
popular international workshop leader, author
of 12 books, including her newest release, Living With Feeling - The Art of Emotional Expression by Lucia Capacchione, PH.D, A.R.T.,
and her best-selling Recovery of Your Inner Child. The originator of the Creative Journal Method,
Dr. Capacchione is recognized as a pioneer
in health and healing through creativity. As a career counselor, she has conducted
job outplacement seminars, talent development,
and corporate consulting for business and
industry, including such clients as Hallmark, Mattel, and Walt Disney Imagineering.
She lives near Big Sur, California
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The Power of Your Other Hand - A course in
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