A new sense of wellness
A safe, inspiring community
A new perspective on journaling
gives you new insights into journaling and
HJ's live online programs and courses are designed to enhance women's knowledge and wellness.
Whether you're a seasoned journaler, a novice,
or anywhere in between, we give new meaning to—
and provide you with
a whole new experience in— journaling.
Discover how getting inky can nourish, illuminate,
and help to rewire your brain in positive ways.
HJI also collaborates with counsellors, clinicians, and psychologists, to support their clients by teaching them effective journaling techniques.
Please contact me to arrange an affiliation.
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In the beginning...
Holistic Journaling was founded in 2012 by Jill Grumbache to help champion & share the enlightening & healing properties of journaling.
Jill is a long-life journaler, award-winning writer, Certified Journaling Facilitator, Emotional Intelligence Coach, and Beneficial Journaling Educator. Prior to founding HJ, she focused her career on Communications in its many forms within the corporate, non-profit, and entertainment sectors. Her career offered her the opportunity to work with many esteemed people including the Dalai Lama, authors Isabel Allende and Maya Angelou, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Roberta Bondar, and Barbara Walters.
When ready to make the leap to living her true passion, she enrolled in the Center for Journal Therapy where she attained certification as a Journaling Facilitator (CJF). At CJT, she was taught & mentored by its founder, pioneer, author, & primary journal therapy theorist Kathleen Adams, LPC.
First trained & certified to teach Adam's Journal to the Self & Leia Francisco's Journaling Through Transitions, Jill went on to found Holistic Journaling and develop several original courses including the much loved and lauded Hallelujah! Letting Go! and, what's been called the Ph.D. of journaling, Radical Inner Harmony. Jill hosts all of HJ's programs (together with fascinating guests) and facilitates each of HJ's courses and workshops. She also works with psychologists, teaching their clients journaling techniques to enhance their therapy and help achieve their goals.
Jill is also an artist, writer, and student of Buddhism. She has two grown & glorious daughters, an awesome son-in-law, and one astounding granddaughter. Originally from Lapeer, Michigan, she's now lived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for over 30 years.
People who journal are...
"Scientific studies have shown it to be essentially a panacea for modern life. There are the obvious benefits, like a boost in mindfulness, memory and communication skills. But studies have also found that writing in a journal can lead to better sleep, a stronger immune system, more self-confidence and a higher I.Q..."
A live speaker series & welcoming community.
Meet incredible women, gain a greater understanding of Self & mental, emotional, and physical well-being, plus journaling!
HJI Book ReviewInk
Reviewing fascinating books and exploring through journal prompts.
Holding space for you to journal in community.
~ Hallelujah! Letting Go!
Self-liberation through journaling.
Twenty Two Paths to Personal Growth
Journaling to peace with all aspects of yourself.
~ Self-Talk Metamorphosis
Raising the volume on your Nourishing-Inner-Voice.
30- and 60-minute Journaling Consulting Session with Jill