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Congratulations on deciding to give journaling a try—if you spend just 5 minutes writing each day, I believe you’ll find you get a lot out of it!

Why not get started right away? You can access the online random Journal Prompt now, here.

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You might also like to check out the Meditation & Stress Reduction section of Useful Stuff.

Or go directly to my recently recorded Self-Compassion Guided Meditation.

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Journal Prompts

Journaling is an excellent tool for improving your ability to be self-reflective, and ultimately your self-awareness. Areas that can be positively impacted through the practice of journaling include (but are definitely not limited to):

mindfulness

clarity

creativity

self-discipline

perspective

values clarification

healing

responding vs reacting

anger management

confidence

emotional intelligence

goal clarification

problem solving

memory

appreciation for others’ perspectives

While there are many potential benefits associated with a regular journaling practice, many people find it difficult to get started. It’s with that in mind that I’m offering a Journal Prompt system—a set of ‘starters’ to make getting going with each journaling session a little easier.

Complete the form to get access to the prompts. You’ll receive an email with a link to the online random prompt system, which will include a pdf version for download as well. You will also receive an email each day with a prompt (you can opt out of the emails any time if you’d prefer to just use the pdf or the online system).

You'll get 30 days of Journal Prompts sent to your inbox, as well as immediate access to the online random Journal Prompt generator.

Meditation & Stress Reduction

Tools for Meditation
  & Stress Reduction

Meditation has finally made it into the mainstream. Magazines and blogs, newscasts, hospital MBSR programs, corporate mindfulness programs… it’s everywhere. Given the pace of life, the demands of work and family, it’s no wonder people are looking for a way to de-stress. While we don’t all have the luxury of being able to elminate, or even significantly reduce the stressors in our lives, among its many benefits meditation can indeed help with addressing the experience of stress.

However, for many, learning to meditate can become just one more cause of stress. Fortunately, there are tools and techniques that can help make getting started a little easier.

On this page I will be adding information and links to resources you may find useful. Some are created by me, and others are tools I’ve come across in my own explorations both on my own and with clients.

Guided Meditations

I plan to record several guided meditations and self-hypnosis soundtracks. Most will include background music specifically composed to help induce particular states of mind conducive to meditation and/or self-hypnosis. If you have specific types of guided meditation or self-hypnosis tracks you’d like to have me record, send me a quick note.

When listening to guided meditations, it’s helpful if you feel comfortable with the speaker’s voice. With that in mind, here’s a short sample from one of my recordings so you can get a sense of whether you feel like my voice will work for you.

MUSE

Muse is a pretty cool meditation aid. The Muse headband pairs with an app on your iPhone or Android phone. You listen to a guided meditation while the headband monitors your brainwaves, and the soundtrack you’re listening to adjusts to let you know when you’re brain is being active, or is settling down. It’s pretty cool. I’d say the only thing to be aware of is not to get drawn into experiencing it as becoming another goal directed activity — “I’ve got to get more bird sounds this time!”

Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband

Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband

Brainwave Entrainment Soundtracks & Apps

Brainwave entrainment soundtracks are designed to help guide (entrain) your brainwaves to particular frequencies. You can find soundtracks that will entrain to Alpha, Beta, Delta, Theta, and Gamma. For those of us who find it difficult to sit for long without fidgeting, these sorts of soundtracks can be quite helpful.

I’ve used them both for meditation as well as for focus when I’ve got a lot of work to do on a project, or have a lot of reading to get through. There are also soundtracks that help treat headaches that I’ve found helpful sometimes.

I’ll add some more specific soundtracks and apps soon… in the meantime, check out iAwake Technologies listed below, or just search “binaural beats” or “brainwave entrainment” in iTunes or the app store.

iAwake Technologies

iAwake Technologies has a growing library of soundtracks, each designed for a specific purpose, all designed to be consciousness-enhancing.

Check out the free soundtrack and see what you think.

Learn about the science behind iAwake Technologies soundtracks here.

Books

Bookshelf

My Bookshelf

My wife will tell you that I have way too many books… and she’s not even seeing what I’ve got on my iPad!

Here are some of the books on my bookshelf you might find interesting and even helpful on your journey. I’ll be changing what’s listed here from time to time, so check back once in a while.

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Journal Prompt

Prefer to have the journal prompts in a pdf? Download: Tapintu Journal Prompts

Not sure what to write about? Use the button below to randomly select a writing prompt from a list of over 30 possibilities.

 

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You can also use the timer for pre-journaling meditation/reflection.)

Start by spending a couple of minutes just sitting. Just sit, breathe, and notice whatever you notice. You can then hit the button to generate a writing prompt, and spend at least 5 minutes writing (you can use the timer)... even if you run out of things to write, just keep writing, anything. Your journal is a grammar police free zone - so just let it flow as it comes.

I tend to prefer journaling by hand in a physical journal rather than typing... for me, it just seems to flow a little easier. However, if you don't have a journal, or an app you wouold use for this, you can use the form below to type your entry and have it emailed to you.

Type your journal entry here, it will be emailed to you. It will not be saved on this site or emailed to anyone else.
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