Preface. 1. Introducing the Reflective Journal. 2. Getting Started. 3. Narrative Journal. 4. Essential Tools for Reflective Journals. 5. Advanced Tools and Techniques. 6. Creative and Art Journals. 7. Reflective Frameworks and Models. 8. Visualisation. 9. Reflective Worksheets. 10. Reflecting on Reflection. Index.
A grounded guide to self reflection through journaling for those in the helping professions
Jane Wood has been involved in reflective practice for the last 20 years. She keeps her own reflective journal and facilitates reflective practice workshops, seminars and monthly group sessions. She is a supervisor and teacher of reflective practice at the University of Westminster and is the head of practitioner development and reflective practice at the International School of Homeopathy, London. She lives in London, UK.
This book is an excellent resource for those interested in
reflection through the use of a journal, for their personal and
professional development. As I have always enjoyed recording events
in my life, it has inspired me to further develop my journal into a
reflective account of event to help me examine and address issues I
encounter as a therapist and in my daily life...
The book is suitable for those who are new to journal writing and are not sure how to start. It is easy to read, the examples are interesting and relevant to complementary health practitioners and the format makes it easy to follow.
Reading this book was like wandering into a wonderful toyshop
crammed with exciting games. There were some old favourites, some
brand new ones, very clear instructions on all the boxes, lots of
encouragement, and absolute permission to jettison those I didn't
like. I couldn't wait to get going!
There is something for everyone, from the most reluctant beginner to the long-time keeper of journals, from the student in training to the established professional, and tutors, coaches and supervisors everywhere.