Take communication to a deeper level and enhance the work you do together with your therapist with the Lighthouse’s Live Journal.
The Live Journal helps you dig in and do the work with your therapist in real-time. Easily accessible from your computer and mobile device, the Live Journal pushes you to track what’s coming up for you as it happens. No waiting until your next session. With the Live Journal, your therapist is able to respond to you quickly. You’ll be able to focus in on what needs the attention and save time. The Live Journal will guide your sessions, so rather than catching up on the time between sessions, you’ll have the information already laid out.
How It Works
The Live Journal is a shared Google Doc only accessible by you and your therapist. Easily accessible either on your computer or your phone, the Live Journal allows your therapist to see what is coming up for you as you write about it and react in real-time.
You simply write what comes up for you each day and your therapist responds. You have unlimited access to the document so you can write as much as you want. The more days you write, more processing happens, which leads to more clarity and allows your therapist to learn more about you from inside your life rather than your retelling of it. Your therapist will check and respond to your entries at least three days per week (M-F).
Why the Live Journal?
When talking in a one-on-one or group sessions, you may find yourself hesitating to share. Journaling is a powerful tool that creates a safe place where sharing the things that might feel more embarrassing or shameful is more comfortable.
Did you have a secret diary as a teenager? It was a place to confess your struggles and fears without judgment or punishment. Didn’t it feel good to get all of those thoughts and feelings out of your head and down on paper? The Live Journal creates that safe place for you and takes it to the next level allowing your therapist to guide you based on your raw, innermost thoughts. It brings your communication to a deeper level. It allows your therapist to see how things come up for you in real-time rather than you sharing them days later, after you’ve emotionally distanced from whatever came up for you at the time.
Rather than catching your therapist up on the time between sessions, rather than trying to remember and figure out what might be important to talk about after you’re removed from some of what went on for you, you’ll have the information already laid out, right at your fingertips. With the Live Journal you and your therapist can identify patterns and issues that need particular focus more easily, so you can move more quickly through the emotional work that will help you to evolve along the path to living your best life.
Ready to get to writing?
You can add-on the Live Journal to your current sessions for just $100 a month.
For more information and to get started, contact the Lighthouse by emailing us at [email protected] or feel free to discuss it directly with your therapist.