Journaling as Healing:

            How to Control Stress and Enjoy Life

Local author Joyce Kocinski has put together a one hour workshop on “Journaling as Healing” to help you destress and let go of your problems in life. Handouts and writing prompts will be provided but sharing is optional.


The therapeutic properties of writing are manifold. Developing a regular expressive writing practice can elevate mood, decrease stress, improve sleep, and help process grief. Also, studies have shown these factors can even boost the body’s immune system. 

Research indicates that people struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder can also benefit from the therapeutic act of “journaling.” People with PTSD will often go to great lengths to avoid thinking or talking about their feelings and what triggered the PTSD. Writing about your feelings related to the trauma can help you heal over time.

Course taught by Joyce Kocinski. 

Joyce has taught this Journaling workshop at Harper College’s Lifelong Learning and also at the community at Del Webb in Huntley, IL. She has a Master’s degree in Education and currently teaches education courses at Harper College. For more information, please contact Joyce at

Friday :: November 16th :: 7-8p.

One session :: $20

*Image: Femmes au bord de l'eau by Georges Seurat.

About this teaching artist:

Joyce Kocinski , an author and teacher from Elgin, Illinois, wrote her memoir, Letters from Mom – A Daughter’s Journal of Healing for anyone who has lost a loved one to help them in their grief journey.  She co-authored the book, More Than a Coincidence – True Stories of Divine Inspiration, to share her faith and inspire others to share theirs. Her books can be found at The Republic of Letters, on Amazon, or through the author directly at

To register online for Journaling as Healing go hereor, please email, call, or drop by the store during our Community Hours.


Space is limited. 

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RoL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

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