Owning My Story Journal

Who: 6th Grade & Up

Owning My Story JournalWhy: Encouraging young people to write about their authentic story is a practice in self-awareness and self-acceptance. Sharing those stories with others affirms personal voice and connects the story tellers  through experience. 

Often, humans try to move away from stressful or vulnerable feelings, but the practice of moving closer to them and expressing them through writing is a mechanism to explore what is beneath big feelings and let them go.

Tip: Use Owning My Story with young people for the hard situations and the more positive stories. Pick yoga poses or other mindful practices to help those writing  respond to the needs of their bodies and brains.