Video or Mirror Journaling: Heal, Relax, Celebrate | Fiona MacKay Young | Skillshare

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Video or Mirror Journaling: Heal, Relax, Celebrate

teacher avatar Fiona MacKay Young, Handwriting Analysis & Personal Growth

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5 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. 1 Introduction

    • 2. 2 What is Video or Mirror Journaling

    • 3. 3 How to Mirror Journal

    • 4. 4 How to Video Journal

    • 5. 5 The Benefits of Video or Mirror Journaling

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About This Class

Have you ever talked to yourself in the mirror? Or made a video of yourself talking to yourself? It may sound crazy but it's actually one of the best ways  to unload intense emotions, heal yourself of emotional scars or let go of upset and anger. It is also a terrific tool to celebrate happiness and joy of any kind.

Whenever you need someone to listen to you, whether it's because you're really down or whether you're floating on cloud nine, Video or Mirror Journaling can be the perfect tool.


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Fiona MacKay Young

Handwriting Analysis & Personal Growth


I've been involved for over 20 years in helping people move ahead with their lives through identifying their gifts, strengths and overcoming blocks or limitations. It is my goal to inspire those I meet to develop their potential to the fullest.

There are a wide variety of ways to do these things, and I love to explore, adapt and create new ways.

As a Graphologist and Grapho-Therapist (Handwriting Analysis),

And also as a Career Counselor and Personal Development & Law of Attraction Coach,

I love nothing more than to help people be the very best they can be, to realize their hopes and dreams and love their lives. 

I also love 'techie' things, and have worked as a Graphic Designer, creating websites (WordPress) and creating videos fo... See full profile

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1. 1 Introduction: I'm feeling a Makhaya Ah, welcome to video are mirror curently. I don't know if you have ever thought about doing your journal on video are a front for mirror Now write your journal is great. I do it and I think it's a wonderful practice. You could look back. You can read it. It's a great thing to do. But sometimes if you're actually talking to yourself either in the mirror or in a video IHS , it's just easier. It helps you express your emotions more. You can see yourself. You're looking yourself in the eye. To me, it justifies how I feel. I'm not just in my head writing it down and said, I'm looking at me and I can see that I really do feel that way. So I'm justifying it for myself. That it That's OK. It's OK to be that way if you do it in the mirror. All you're doing is talking it through in front of the mirror, of course, but that's in itself is therapeutic is a wonderful thing to do. It just it just works. If you to put on a video, it can be even better, especially if it's a happy time. It is a sad time. You still get the instant benefit off, spilling it all out to yourself on video. Yes, but personally, I don't look at any I do that are because I'm upset. Well, I get myself upset again. My do it later. But if it's a happy one, is a great one to keep. And then you can look back at a later date, and it just brings all the happiness back. So in this short course, I'm taking you through the ideas of how to on why to do video armor journaling. I hope it helps you. I hope you are not doing either mirror or video journal E. On. I wish you the best of luck with it. 2. 2 What is Video or Mirror Journaling: what is video or mirror journaling? Journaling. Normal. Journaling is when you write down things that are happening in your life. It can be everything in general that's going on. Or you can just choose specific aspects of your life, just individual areas of your life that you choose to journal about. You could journal every day or just when something happens, or you think it's something that you want to record. There's no reason why you have to work, you know, right 10 minutes every day or anything like that. Just when you feel like it, when you've got something you want to write down, that's when you do it. Traditional journaling could be done by handwriting in a paper journal or on the computer, And that brings us to the idea off video or a mirror eternally, which perhaps you haven't heard off before. Video journaling is when, instead of writing out what you want to say, you actually make a video off yourself, saying it instead so you can do it on your phone. You can do it on your computer. Your iPad. It doesn't matter. Whatever you want. It may seem pretty weird when you first think of it, but once you get used to it, it's a great way to unwind on. Let go. A mirror mirror eternally works in exactly the same way you just talked to yourself in the mirror. The obvious exception is you won't have the option of replaying it if it's just into a mirror. If these are new ideas to you, I encourage you to try the boat, as I know both from personal experience after hearing from others who've tried it, that it can work wonders both when you're up on when you're feeling down, coming up next. How to video are Mirror Journal. 3. 3 How to Mirror Journal: how to mirror journal. The concept for mirror journaling is quite simple. Find yourself a quiet place with a comfortable seat where you will be disturbed. Place a mirror or sit in front of a hanging mirror where you could easily see your own reflection recently. Close up because you want real to see all the expressions on your face. It's best to have our darkened area, although you need it light enough to see yourself in the mirror. But it's best just not to be in bright sunshine and having a candle are candles. Throw their soft light where you can see it in the mirror can also help set the mood. He could either have the candle so you can actually see it as you look in the mirror. Or, if you prefer, you can have it so you can just see the glow that it gives the room. Then you just start to talk. Whatever is on your mind, that's what you want to talk about. He could be talking about how grateful you are for something really good that's happened and detail for yourself all the ways in which you appreciate it, or you could talk about your problem. You're trying to work out or talk about health challenges, family or relationship disagreements, work problems, anything at all. Whatever's on your mind. Whatever you want to talk about, this is the ideal place. And of course, if you really upset about something, this is a great place. Just so let it all out. It's a safe place to get mad, sad or be in any other socially unacceptable mood. There is by talking instead of writing your naturally expressing your feelings, both in the words you use and the emotion with which you save him. So no matter what's happening in your life, good or bad mirror journaling can make it go better. The project for this lesson is to take the time in the next day or so to set yourself out with a mirror and the candle if you wish in a quiet spot where you won't be disturbed and Mirror Journal coming up next. How to Video Journal 4. 4 How to Video Journal: how to fit Theo Journal video Journaling has some things in common with mirror journaling on some things that are different. You're recording what you're seeing, so it can be replayed whenever you like. And if you like to use a candle, you can gaze at its help. Your focus. Get beyond your immediate physical reactions into a more meditative state, which could be good when you're in a contemplated mood or after a strong emotional outburst . And since it's on video, you can always replay it after the session. If you wish. You just make a selfie video off yourself, talking about whatever you feel you want to talk about, and then you save it and keep it, or you can delete it if you want to. Often just talking things out is enough, so deleting it is fine. Occasionally, though, you may decide you want to keep it. If it's been a session where you cried your eyes out and got all upset about something that probably there's no benefits in making yourself miserable at a later date by replaying it. However, during actual journaling session, don't hold back, get angry. If you feel like getting angry, cry If you want to cry, let it all out. That's where you get the most benefit from either mirror or video journal E. That person to whom you're speaking is totally on your side. Thank you. Feel exactly what you feel, so let's go and get rid of everything. That's time your insights up in knots. Just get it all out, even get angry. The person you see in front of you, if that seems like something you want to do, if that fits with what's upsetting you is the ideal way to go. This is a safe environment in which to get rid of any anger or upset, so just let it rip. But on the other hand, if it was a happy session, you might want to have it to replay. That's a time when you need cheering up on. Another idea is to make a gratitude video journal for this. Just sit down a make a video of yourself, saying thank you for all the blessings in your life. You may want to write down a few before you start, so you remember them all and get the all of one video. This is one video you will want to save and play over and over to remind yourself of heart fortunate and blessed you are. You could have to, of course, do that just started an audio recording. But seeing yourself on screen, noticing your January expressions of joy and thankfulness as you go through all the wonderful things people events in your life, it can bring also much more to life. Then just hearing your voice another time you might want to keep a video journal. Recession is if you ask questions and got answers, or if you worked out a solution to a problem later, you might wonder if you really did get the answer you think you did are you might wonder if the way you worked out the problem actually makes sense. And in these cases, having the video to back on can be excellent. Just as with mirror journaling, choose a quiet, private space where you could sit or lie comfortably, and having a candle or two to a relatively dark space could bring a relaxed, pensive feeling that could help you guess in the right mental space. For Journal E Coming up next, the benefits of video are Mirror Journal E 5. 5 The Benefits of Video or Mirror Journaling: the benefits off fit you are mirror journaling. The benefits of journaling either on video or in front of a mirror, are that you can see in your own face what you're feeling in a way. You verifying for yourself that your feelings are genuine and strong enough that you can clearly see them. We all need to know that we're justified in how we feel and video are mirror. Journaling can provide that justification. The person you to who you're speaking is totally on your side and can feel exactly what you feel. They smile. If you smile, they cry. If you cry, they don't get upset. If you use the occasional swear word, they understand you and where you're coming from better than any other living person. They're there for you through thick and thin. And many people find it difficult to write out how they're feeling or the abbreviated, so they don't have to write or type so much. But it takes so little effort just to speak. How you're feeling that it makes video armor journal E. Ah, much more natural experience. It can also be a much more spontaneous experience. Something happens. You just have to get it out. Happy or sad, the mirror is usually handy on most of us have cell phones now, so making a video is just about is easy. You feel you get yourself in front of the mirror or the camera on Did you talk and in no time, Atar. You feel much more relaxed on a piece. There are two projects for this course as a whole. One is to either video or mirror journal at least three times in the next week on. Then try to make it a consistent habit. You will feel the benefits far outweigh the time it takes to do this. The other project is to create a video gratitude journal. Choose a day when you're feeling really good about life, right to a list of things ahead of time if you want, so you don't forget the then just sit down and video yourself, saying how grateful you are for all the good things in your life. Even if your world is a bit of a mess right now, being grateful for the little bits off light you can see will have a huge positive impact on you include the date when you save it and watch it again often and make a new one every few months. So that sense now you know how to mirror a video journal. Which one are you going to try first?