"As a 6th grade teacher, I must say how I pleased I was to incorporate the Gratitude Journals into my curriculum...it was surprising how much the 6th graders looked forward to journaling time...."
Do you know that journaling
- Reduces the scatter in your life
- Increases focus
- Brings stability
- Offers a deeper level of learning, order, action and release
- Processes your experiences in a natural and appropriate way
- Organizes thoughts and ideas
- Bridges inner thinking with outer events
To encourage people of all ages (but especially children and youth) to develop the habit of journaling, the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation developed Gratitude Journals.
It's a "soft" approach to suicide prevention, but one that we think can promote long-term emotional wellness.
The journals come in two versions: one for pre-teens and one for high-school students. They also can be used by adults.
The journals have been used in both middle and high school settings.
Click here to see the Gratitude Journals.