The Inner Journey of Art Journaling

How to Make and Keep an Art Journal for Excavation, Insight, and Wholing Yourself | taught by Terri Altschul

Course description

"It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery, rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives."  --Marianne Williamson




How to Make and Keep a Mixed Media Art Journal for 

Excavation, Insight, and Wholing Yourself

This program is for women who want to awaken their creativity and using that creativity to get inspired about life.  

Without our creativity, we are incomplete.  We lack the wholeness that will enable us to reach out for true joy.  One of the great blessings of the creative process is that we gain access to who we really are.

Receive all the modules and work at your own pace!


The Journey Inward

There is a silent language within all of us that reveals the truth of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions far more fluently than words. That language is imagery.

Art journaling uses one’s inner vision to imagine what a thought, feeling, or emotional reaction would look like if it were expressed as a color, shape, or image.

Explaining in words how you feel when you lose a loved one or when you fall in love is for most of us an impossible task.  Words simply can’t describe such an experience.  But images can – and with a depth that words cannot achieve.

Art Journaling is a gentle, safe and private space.  Only you know what your images mean.  You go at the pace that feels right for you allowing your intuition to speak.  

Here are some of the many benefits you will receive from a practice of art journaling:

•increase self-awareness

•learn about your patterns

•reduce stress

•release anger

•resolve conflicts

•get in touch with feelings

•overcome fear



•access your inner wisdom

•give voice to your soul

•approach freedom

•release trapped energy

•access deeper knowing

•discover gifts

The Inner Journey of Art Journaling takes you into our 7-step Inner Journey Process.  You will be guided through each step of our framework for Inner Journeying that guides you from an inner vision, to responding with art materials, to making meaning.  You will also learn fun art journal techniques as you practice in your journal to create backgrounds and add layers with stencils, stamps, words and collage.

This program does not require any artistic experience. We'll use a mixed media approach, many of the supplies you might already have around the house or can easily purchase at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, or Amazon.

As we work with journal prompts - colors, symbols and images emerge. Over the course of the program you will experience transformation of your emotions, beliefs, self-identify, and possibly, even a new relationship to the Sacred within you. 


  • 4, Art Journal Journeys,
  • Women Connected Inner Journey Process (tm) that guides you through a healing journey,
  • Audio and video files with mindfulness practice and creative journeys,
  • Creative visualizations that guide you into your imagination as you excavate deeper self truths,
  • Secret Facebook group to ask Terri questions, peer support & sharing your work and insights,
  • Bi-monthly Live sessions,
  • Lifetime access to the course (lifetime meaning as long as I'm doing this work through this platform),
  • Private coaching with Terri (available at an extra charge),
  • A transformational, accessible, and lasting way to integrate more creativity and self-awareness into your everyday life.

Upon registration, you will receive immediate access to the entire course.

NO ART EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED. REALLY.  Creativity is at the core of our authentic selves. A mixed-media approach invites each of us to be with our moment-to-moment becoming. 


Choose the registration option that works best for you:  one payment of $297, two payments of $149.00, or three payments of $99.

Before registering, make sure you're OK with our policies below.


1.  When and where is the class?

The Inner Journey of Art Journaling  begins on January 16th, 2017 at which time you will receive access to the entire course.  This is an online course and can be accessed from anywhere in the world where high speed internet is available.  

2.  What are the differences between this program and buying an art journaling book?

Great question! In a nutshell, The Inner Journey of Art Journaling differs from art journaling books in that it focuses on integrating creativity into your everyday life through accessible, “table top,” mixed media creative exercises, creative visualization, identifying symbols and metaphors that show up in your daily life, and holistic daily practices.  You will also learn art journaling techniques to help along this journey and I will share with you my own process for facing the blank page.

3.  How do I know if this program is for me?

This course is for you if …

  • You want to awaken your creativity.
  • You want to express an inner vision.
  • You have a part of yourself that wants to be fully expressed.
  • You are ready to see how the past is living in your present.
  • You sense that there is more than your external circumstances that are holding you back.
  • You want to release your voice and stop conflating, shrinking, or withdrawing.
  • You want to feel joyful and fully alive.
  • You ready to release your emotional armoring and allow your true self to show.
  • You have a yearning to connect with your deeper feminine nature.

In Art Journaling, we're not creating finished pieces of art.  The pieces are for you.  This course is NOT for you if you are looking for a course on specific painting techniques or guidance around creating finished pieces of art.  

4.  Will I be able to communicate during the program?

You bet!  You will have access to the secret Facebook Community  where you can connect with other program participants, share images and reflections based on the exercises and prompts offered in the program, ask questions, and receive inspiration. This community space is open to all current Women Connected Art Journaling students (more students will continue to join the group with the next iteration of the program). This community provides a wonderful and inspiring place to connect and share your Inner Journey experience. It will remain open indefinitely. 

5.  Will I be able to ask Terri questions?

Yes!  The secret Facebook group will also be a wonderful forum for asking questions and getting feedback from Terri as well as your fellow sojourners.  You can also email Terri directly at

For any technical issues, just click on the "Help" button in the course portal.

6.  How much physical space do I need?

The Inner Journey of Art Journaling was designed to fit easily into your life without the need for a messy studio space. All the creative exercises can be done right at your kitchen table!

7.  How much time will I need?

Each art journey theme is organized by the 7-Step Inner Journal Process.  You can work at your own pace.  You may find some art journeys come quickly while others are a bit slower.  There's no need to rush.  You have lifetime access to all the materials.

8.  How do I access the course material?

Upon registration for the program, you will receive an email with all the log-in information.  When the program goes live on January 16th and you'll receive another email to remind you that the program is available along with all the log-in details.

9.  What is your refund policy?

If the course does not meet your expectations, we are happy to give you a full refund within one week of your purchase. After that, there are no refunds or extensions for this course.  Thank you for understanding.


Terri has created one of the best online learning platforms I have experienced. She is an excellent coach, facilitator, and learning leader and throughout the course she gently guided us through our personal development journey. The tools and resources she created allowed all of us to have a safe space to do some really deep work. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone that might feel stuck in life or is ready to tackle that self-improvement goal that has proven to be elusive. She is the best!” --Linda D., Leadership Coach

I have found that women can find it difficult to have relationships that are non-judgmental, authentic and supportive with other women. When they do have those relationships it is often with people who are/have experienced a similar path in life with them and the relationships are more surface than profound. Women connected hits this issue at the core. 

Through the design of the program and caring facilitation of Terri, our cohort forged relationships within the first few sessions. Women where sharing things they had not told even their “closest” friends and a special “trust” was born. With all our differences, we connected in a new way. One month I was a buddy with a Buddhist Priest from San Francisco, the next with a Consultant in Utah and the next a recent MBA graduate from London. These relationships supported the foundations of all the work we did, which was very important work but admittedly would not have been as impactful had I just done it alone. 

There is just something so powerful about women including other women in their lives in this way and taking this life lesson journey together. I am grateful to Terri for putting this outstanding program together, her fantastic facilitation and all my cohort friends for our new relationships. There is magic when women from different countries, different stages of life and different socio-economic groups come together in this way. It is a real gift that Terri has given us! .” --Rosie, A., Director OD

"Terri is a delight to work with, a great facilitator and coach. She is professional, gives expert advice and support in a friendly and empowering way. I joined a Women Connected Programme and it was an amazing 6 months journey of self-discovery, sharing with and learning from other women. Thank you Terri for using your passion to help women to develop and empower them to thrive in their personal and professional lives." --Gbemi Akojenu

I'm so honored to have met Terri! It warms my heart to see how much she cares about people. She has inspired me to go after my dream. She has given me the tools to conquer it, and I can't thank her enough!!! Since her class I have decided to live a life with no regrets! I want to live free, bold and sometimes daring (like King Julian in that picture I sent you :-) I know I'll fall down, I know I'll get hurt, I know sometimes I'll disappoint people, but now I'm OK with that. Because of the values work she taught me, I'm figuring out when it's best to forge ahead and not look back, when it's best to jump in with both feet (or not) and when it's better to say "no" and go another direction." --Angela H, Author

Working with Terri is engaging in honest, open, and meaningful conversations that expand and create a vision of what’s possible. I gave myself a wonderful gift when we started our mastermind, she’s a living proof of the power of women joining together in intentional conversations, supporting each others' goals, and expecting the best of one another. I’ve heard her facilitating women’s groups and applaud the way she encourages amazing, purpose-seeking women to live the life of their dreams.” 

--Olimpia Mesa, CEO/Founder at Book to Course

"I sought out working with Terri at a point in my life where I realized I needed to make a significant change of direction in my life and career. It was time to learn to contribute back to the greater good from my heart, not my head. Terri taught me to look deeply inside myself for the answers, and to trust who I am in my reinvention. Her valuable knowledge, training as a coach, but most of all, her compassion and personal authenticity made this an enriching process of personal growth for me, and allowed me to unhook from so many fears and insecurities that I had been carrying for too long!" --Connie O., University Professor and Consultant


This program is designed to help you find some artful strategies to know yourself better and play with the many layers of your deeper Self. Although it can be therapeutic, the program is not therapy and does not replace work you would do with a therapist. Those in crisis, who are victims of child abuse, have unhealed trauma, or are struggling with addictions would do best to seek professional help first. If you’re not sure if you’re ready for this program and are already working with a therapist, ask your therapist about joining this program.

Terri Altschul
Terri Altschul
Founder Women Connected & ICF Professional Certified Coach

Hi, I'm Terri Altschul, Founder of

Let me introduce myself!  

One of my missions in life is to help make this world a better place for women whether at home, in the workplace, or finding their unique form of self-expression. 

My particular brand of 'medicine' is to hear you, to see you, and reflect this back so that you may see your own light. 

And, in turn, so that you might fulfill the highest and most truthful expression of who you are as a human being. 

Learning self-love, self-compassion, and trusting your inner guidance system, are a big part of the way that I work with women.

I am a wife, a mom, a feminist, a leader inside and outside of the corporate world, and a creative.  I have been down the road of balancing a high-powered career while raising a family, and I am now, finally, exploring the inherent creativity that resides within me and us all.

When we work together, whether through a private coaching relationship, a workshop, or group program, I think of myself as your personal Journey Guide.  Together we go on adventures to explore new parts of You. 

I am here to bear witness to your life and journey, to support you when life throws the inevitable curveballs, and to offer inquiries that take you just a little deeper - just a little further than you thought possible.

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