Journal to the Self®


Unleash the power of your pen!

Science has spoken. Writing a certain way about our problems, roadblocks and hurts can lead to better health–evoking improved mood, clarity of thought, resolution of problems, fresh insight, and wiser self-care and self-management.

Those are benefits of my Journal to the Self® Workshop, a recognized and respected curriculum of journal-writing techniques inspiring personal healing, growth and change.

To learn more and get my 2016 schedule of Journal to the Self Workshops, click for details HERE.


  • Overcome past hurts and roadblocks.
  • Discern God’s plans and purposes.
  • Clarify your life’s mission and message.
  • Discover fresh personal insight.
  • Gain personal healing, growth and change.

“I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.”

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

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“Patricia Raybon is a skilled facilitator of gentle strength and deep wisdom. The addition of this workshop to her ministry enriches us all.” –Kathleen Adams MA, LPC, author, Journal to the Self, Founder/President, Center for Journal Therapy, Inc.

As a Certified Instructor for Journal to the Self®, a recognized and respected journal-writing curriculum taught worldwide, I specialize in sharing and teaching 18 proven “expressive writing” techniques to:

  • Inspire personal growth.
  • Resolve past hurts.
  • Identify career and life roadblocks.
  • Discern God’s plans and purposes.
  • Deepen your prayer life.
  • Commit to healing, growth, insight and change.   


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To learn more and receive my upcoming Journal to the Self® Workshop Schedule, just enter your name and email address HERE.

S+ Close-up of a young man writing his journal outdoors. Istanbul iStockalypse 2014 Pitch Shoot.

Clarify your mission and message–and gain personal growth, healing and change, or learn how to inspire others–through the power of the pen! To get the workshop schedule, click HERE.


The 2016 schedule will be finalized soon. As soon as it’s ready, I’ll rush it to you. Warmest thanks for your interest and blessings on the journey!


“Is not the poet bound to write his own biography? Is there any other work for him but a good journal?”

— Henry David Thoreau 

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“Write the vision. Make it plain!”

— Habakkuk 2:2

Write on.

Patricia Raybon is an award-winning author of books and essays on mountain-moving faith. A journalist with undergraduate and master’s degrees in journalism respectively from Ohio State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, she is a Certified Instructor of the Journal to the Self®Workshop, an expressive writing curriculum of the Center for Journal Therapy, and teaches at writing workshops and retreats nationwide.