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

Terri's new Three-Month Group Coaching Program:


How to Make and Keep a Mixed Media Art Journal for Excavation, Insight, and Wholing Yourself

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.  

There are many benefits to the 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 has a detailed Introduction with art journal techniques and practice + 4 New Journeys.  Over the course of the twelve weeks, you will be guided through each step of our framework for Inner Journeying.

Each journey contains a theme and step-by-step mixed media art journaling lessons that will add to your creative toolbox and push you to get out of your head and into your felt senses.

What Terri will be teaching you in in this course does not require any artistic experience. We'll use simple supplies that you might already have around the house or can easily purchase at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, or Amazon.

Terri will guide you through a mixed-media art journaling process. As we work with journal prompts - colors, symbols and images emerge. Over the course of 12 weeks you will experience transformation of your emotions, beliefs, self-identify, and possibly, even a new relationship to the Divine within you. 


Participants completing this workshop will:

  • Deepen your self-understanding and self-discovery of your hidden stories, treasures, and gifts
  • Learn and apply various art journaling and creative expression techniques to excavate parts of yourself
  • Experiment with a variety of creative processes and add them to your creative toolbox
  • Leave this online workshop with several new art journal spreads that shed new light on your Inner Essence


  1. The Polarities Within
  2. The Seasons of my Life
  3. Mandala for Healing 
  4. What's My Archetype?


During each live coaching call, Terri will delve into a new topic about the practice, answer questions, and demonstrate art journaling techniques.  You won't want to miss these, but if the timing doesn't work out, not to worry, all the calls are recorded and will be added to the course portal.

The learning topics for the 3 calls include:
  • Connecting to Intuition
  • Deep Listening & Inner Dialogue
  • Creating and Holding Sacred Space


  • 15+ HD videos demonstrating new techniques,
  • 8+ audio files with mindfulness practice and creative journeys,
  • 4 art journal themes with art journal prompts, with new step-by-step instructions for working in your journal, meditations, and guides for reading your work; 
  • 3 Zoom Coaching Calls with Terri where you will go deeper into practice, ask questions, receive coaching support, and share your stories and your pieces (if you'd like),
  • Weekly inspiration,
  • Secret Facebook group for peer support & sharing your work and insights,
  • Recordings of all our Live Sessions,
  • Lifetime access to the course,
  • 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 Course Overview.  When the course opens you will receive an email with a link to begin the course.

NO ART EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED. REALLY. Just two years ago, I began playing with the medium I'll be sharing with you.  Whenever we enter the mode of seeker, we find our way to teachers:  authors, books, magazines, and websites. To my awe, I personally began to experience inspiration that gently flowed through my hands and into a sacred parable.

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. 

  • Do you have a bold and wild part of yourself that wants to be fully expressed?
  • Are you ready to see how the past is living in your present?
  • Do you have a gnawing sense of blind spots that you can't quite put your finger on?
  • Do you sense that there is more than your external circumstances that are holding you back?
  • Do you want to release your voice and stop conflating, shrinking, or withdrawing?
  • Do you want to feel joyful and fully alive?
  • Are you ready to release your emotional armoring and allow your true self to show?
  • Do you have a yearning to connect with your deeper feminine nature?


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

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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


Cancellations:  There are no refunds for online classes. Registration is not refundable or transferable for any reason, including lack of participation.  Worried about keeping up? No need! You’ll have lifetime access to the course portal and all of the materials.  All live classes are recorded so that you can access them at any time.

Custom/extended payment plans: We cannot offer any payment plans other than what you see on this page because of the work and administrative tracking.


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

Terri is an Integral Coach, a group facilitator, mentor, blogger, art-journaler, wife, mom, feminist, continuous learner, and Founder of WomenConnected. net. She is passionate about women's potential and demonstrates her commitment to the development and empowerment of women both personally and professionally.

After 20 years of being the head of Learning & Leadership Development functions on Wall Street, Terri became frustrated that programs that were designated for women, were really the same programs designed for men. These programs didn't take into account the inner world of women, the way women think and operate differently from men, the collaborative preference of women vs. the command & control styles of men, the many hats that women wear in their lives, and the shifts that women need to make in order to break free of the conditioning imposed on women by our societies. As Terri began working with women around the world, she began to see that this was not just a western need, but also a global need in male-led socieities.

In 2015, Terri founded Women Connected and launched Women Connected Circles, touching a global audience. Now in 2017, she has launched the Women Connected Global School, providing transformational experiences for women to support women to expand their awareness and to empower them to fully express their talents in the world.

As a professional in the field of Learning and Adult Development, Terri uses creative, out-of-the-box approaches to designing programs that train and coach the whole woman to master her inner world so that her outer world can shift.