You will learn how to slow down to the speed of listening.
You'll learn to express yourself without judgement and excavate the subconscious themes that arise during your practice to identify their importance in your life.
You will grow in emotional intelligence and emotional agility.
As you utilize practical, emotional, and neurological methods in your practice, you will increase empathy for self and others, and experience foundational peace.
You will use 12 Self-Awareness Journaling Methods.
You'll learn to prepare pages in your journal, implement skills for protecting and managing vulnerable thoughts & emotions, and find ways to get "unstuck" in your life.
Live, in-person Soul Cartography workshops cost $597 plus travel expenses
North Star Strategy Sessions start at $1,900.
I'm offering the practice of self-awareness journaling AND foundational soul work coaching in this online course for $297.
That's more than a $1,497 value for less than $300!
Video #1: Sustainability
Video #2: Space
Video #3: Safety
Video #4: Voice
This Master Class is a distillation of everything I’ve learned in over two decades of teaching self-awareness journaling to people of all ages, in all walks of life.
In this course, I'll hand you practical techniques you can use to access the deep inner work you’ll be doing. You’ll play with principles like color, line, shape, composition, movement, and more. Each of the techniques will be connected to an element of soul work. In each video, I’ll teach a technique or two and talk about how I use them to access emotions, promote clarity, and make more honest life decisions.
I'll welcome you to the course, give my recommendations on how to best move through the content, and share a bit about the different components you'll encounter.
In these videos, I'll answer two questions: "What is soul work?" and "What is Self-Awareness Journaling?" Then, I'll share my North Star Prompts Pack for you to print out and use as you journey through your Soul Cartography practice.
I'll address one of the biggest questions people have around self-awareness journaling: "How do you take this home and make it sustainable?" You'll learn about the supplies you need, how to build an art kit, and my top suggestions for making this practice accessible and achievable.
I'll talk about the importance of ritual and preparing a space for the work you'll be doing (even if your space is limited). Then I'll discuss what to consider when selecting a book (I call my journal my 'book') and show examples of each style.
I'll teach about the importance of making this practice feel emotionally and neurologically safe. I will also introduce the first technique—adding envelopes to your journal. We will talk about the importance of skipping the first page, as well as creating containers to keep your secrets in.
I'll teach the technique of writing letters and how it can be used to access both emotional intelligence and emotional agility. This practice will invite you to access your voice, focus your emotions, and get in touch with deeper layers of yourself.
I'll introduce the technique of choosing colors by listening to your intuition, teach you how to move paint across the page to create “empty” pages, and explain the difference between 'empty' and 'blank'. You will create an inviting space, listen to your intuition, increase self-trust, and create movement towards self-discovery.
I'll teach you how to use lists and shapes to create 'safe containers'. You will sketch something you’ve drawn since childhood (to create permission and familiarity) with your non-dominant hand (to get rid of perfectionism). You will move through your fear, create safe spaces within your journal, and increase your emotional intelligence.
I'll teach you how to make and destroy ugly pages. This is a practice in giving yourself permission, and will help you focus on the soul work (the process) rather than the final product. We'll talk about the importance and inevitability of ugly pages, how to engage with them practically, and what they mean for soul work.
We'll revisit the first page of your journal and discuss the hard impact of setting an intention. You will learn to listen to yourself and create an intentional path forward.
I'll talk about the barrier of bad handwriting, powerful ways to overcome it, and the necessity of managing perfectionism. You will create a font, using bold, italic, and regular styles to promote emotional reflection.
I'll teach you how to curate text and images from magazines and talk about the power of intuition in your journaling process. You will engage with book pages, found poetry, and cut images to curate elements that speak to you.
After you've created and engaged with your journal, we'll talk about how to use the rhythm of reflection to gather data about who you are, what you want, and where you're going. You will increase emotional agility by being present with your own subconscious voice.
I'll show you how to turn your journal into a vision board so you can hang it on your wall in order to remind yourself of the goals and intentions you have for the entire year.
"Will I have time for this?" Betsy talks with Tiffany Berkowitz, Founder and CEO of StoryArc.
What is the neuroscience behind self-awareness journaling?
Soul Cartography is the tool you need to make the right (for you) decisions and feel 100% aligned with who you are.
FOR 8 MONTHS
(3.5 hours of content)
12 Teaching Chapters
1 Bonus Chapter
13 PDF Worksheets
1 North Star Prompts Pack
Resource + Supply Lists
ONE TIME PAYMENT
(3.5 hours of content)
12 Teaching Chapters
1 Bonus Chapter
13 PDF Worksheets
1 North Star Prompts Pack
Resource + Supply Lists
"There are other art-journaling courses out there. Some of them are incredible. This one is different. Betsy focuses on soul-work, self-awareness, and self-guidance. This is not about the craft or the technique (though she does teach that), it's about the tool that leads you to a sharper awareness of yourself and your life path. This course, far beyond making pretty journals, has the ability to reconnect you to who you really are. It has the ability to shed light on everything you've been stuffing down. It has the ability to neurologically and emotionally rewire you for greater emotional and mental health."
"In this course, Betsy Garmon wrangles your insecurities, doubts, and fears around what a journaling practice should be and guides you to an intuitive process of finding your way and creating a practice that completely reflects who you are. Though a seasoned art journaler, I came away from this course with new ideas and fresh perspectives. Betsy offered basic instructions, next step tips, and unwavering belief in the power of the Pages. I found the clutter that had built up around my journaling practice over the years cleared away. To this date, the journal I began in her class is my favorite. I worked in it faithfully during the year after my mother died, processing my grief, pulling tendrils of dreams to the surface. A new life showed up and a way forward was seeded in those pages. Betsy gave me the tools, inspiration, and courage to strip away anything that was distracting me from showing up to the pages and to my life. I am ever grateful."
"Soul Cartography is just that.... being in the room with Betsy and this process becomes The Way in. Innnnnn. Not about, not around and no standing outside, looking in. Betsy vulnerably, courageously shows up for you and meets you where you are with whatever you have to bring to the table, to the pages, and to yourself no matter how stuck, how tired or uninspired you might feel. In what feels like suspended time, Betsy with her gutsy laugh, her play, and her reverence of Light, color, shadow and texture all guide you towards a path to your art, a path to your heart.....the way back into your Soul. What you hold in your hands at the end is the beginning of new means to relate to Life around you and, more pertinently, to yourself. As you learn not only from the workshop but also from ongoing contact with Betsy, the pages and this non-linear process are vehicles of showing up for yourself and of being able to have an ongoing 360* view of what is going on within and without you. "
"Betsy is a treasure. When I used to think of writing in a journal the image my mind would dredge up was…drudgery. Lists of things, ramblings of the past, a practice that seemed boring at best. Not so. Through the example that Betsy sets and her careful guidance, I now know you get out of it what you put in. That might still seem vague, let me paint you a mental picture. I can promise that if you choose Betsy as your guide to mapping your hero’s journey in this way, she will help you find your inner inspiration and wisdom. The answers are within you. Not only will Betsy help you unlock them, you learn tools to allow you find them faster in the future. You will also begin to trust, not only your hand on the paper, but your intuition as you forge into the adventure of building the life you’ve dreamt of."
Take this course at your own pace, as many times as you want, from anywhere.
I know this course can change your life, so I want to offer it at no risk to you.
Money shouldn't be a burden. It should be a resource for creating the life you want.
This course has the potential to increase your self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and emotional agility. You will walk away knowing who you are and what you want, how to express yourself, how to manage your thoughts and emotions, and how to make decisions that are best for you for the rest of your life.
Practically: You'll get lifetime access to 16 Videos (3.5 hours of content), 12 Teaching Chapters, 1 Bonus Chapter, 13 PDF Worksheets, 1 North Star Prompts Pack, and a few Resource + Supply Lists.
I've been teaching this material for over a decade, and I know how powerful it has been in my life and in the lives of my students. This offering, in the form of this course, is perhaps the richest existing version of what I teach so far. I cannot exaggerate the value of learning the art of self-awareness journaling.
Yes! You can purchase the course for 6 payments of $47. I believe this practice can change your life, so it's important to me that the information I share in these videos and PDFs is accessible to you.
I believe in this practice so much that I am offering a 15-day 100% money back guarantee.
Please move through this course at whatever pace is best for you. You can watch the videos all the way through without journaling along and then go back to reabsorb the content later when you're ready to put pen to paper. Or you could break out your journal from the beginning and move through each chapter slowly as you follow the techniques. Spend a few weeks or even a few months digging into the content and engaging in the self-discovery process. If a chapter stands out to you or is particularly difficult, come back to it again and sit with the question, "Why is this chapter sticking with me in this way?" The practice is about soul work, not art. Take your time.
You will receive an email with a link to your course access. All of the videos, PDFs, and additional resources will be ready and waiting for you! If you don’t get your link, let me know and I'll make sure you’re taken care of.
As long as you want. Once the course is yours, it’s yours forever.
Yes! Once you purchase the course, contact me and let me know the name and email of the person you’d like to share it with. I'll send the link to them so they can access it from wherever they are.
This course is about soul work, not arts and crafts. Self-awareness is an extraordinarily powerful tool. I believe that if this course is right for you, you’ll know. If you want to take control of what’s controlling you, find clarity about who you are and what you want, and navigate everything that makes you anxious in a healthier way, then this course is right for you. If you’re still not sure, contact me! I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about what’s included and who it’s for. Plus, I offer a 100% 15-day money back guarantee, so if you decide it’s not a good fit, there’s no risk.
None at all, in any way. Whether you're an art major or you've never touched a glue stick in your adult life, an avid art journaler or someone who struggles to express themselves at all, this course will guide you into more self-awareness, expression, and clarity no matter who you are or what your artistic ability is.
Don't take it from me. Take it from one of my students:
"There are other art-journaling courses out there. Some of them are incredible. This one is different.
Betsy focuses on soul work, self-awareness, and self-guidance. This is not about the craft or the technique (though she does teach all about that), it's about the tool that leads you to a sharper awareness of yourself and your life path.
This course, far beyond making pretty journals, has the ability to reconnect you to who you really are. It has the ability to shed light on everything you've been stuffing down. It has the ability to neurologically and emotionally rewire you for health."
I am the artist and maker behind Soul Cartography. It is my deep belief that the work of our hands is a key ingredient to thriving and holistic well-being. In my own life, my creative practice has been a North Star. I design safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal, and shout from the mountain tops. I have over 25 years of teaching experience in the Atlanta creative community and I hold workshops on modern journal keeping with a deep emphasis on sacred soul work and emotional transformation.