On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, NAMI Cabarrus introduced their first in a series of interactive and creative self-care classes called Healing Through Recreation & Creative Art. This first session was a two-hour workshop titled “The Art of Self-Care Through Journaling.” The workshop was held in two classes, one in English and one in Spanish, with 18 total participants.

The instructors taught participants about the history, the basics, and the benefits of journaling before introducing the actual journal itself – a self-care journal for each participant. They discussed how to use vision boards, how to develop and envision goals, and many examples of self-care including daily affirmations and the benefits and proper diet, nutrition and exercise.

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