Write without Pressure: How to start journaling

Dr Poonam Madar

9 Jan - 30 Jan

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Early Bird Offer: £160 (available until 22 Dec 2021) ; Normal Price: £180 ; Concessions: £140 ; Pay as you go: £45/session

Class details

Join Dr Poonam Madar and learn how start journaling and to write without pressure. This four week course is designed to help you build a gentle, sustainable and realistic journaling practice that you can maintain.


9 – 30 January 2022

2 – 4pm

Course Fees:

  • Early Bird Offer: £160 (available until 31 December 2021)
  • Normal Price: £180
  • Pay as you go: £45 per session
  • Concessions: £140 (You are eligible for this rate if you are a student, unwaged or retired.)

This course is designed to:

  • Give you a little space for yourself each day to connect with yourself, your mind and your inner voice
  • Help you build a journaling practice that feels grounded, realistic and works for you
  • Show you how you can build a journaling practice into your day and enhance that creative muscle that is unique to you
  • Provide you with tools that you can take away with you for life.

Each week you will receive a wonderful gift box introducing the focus for the week ahead as well as a writing prompt for every day of the week to get you started. These will help you to build and develop a journal practice that works for you. Each week’s prompts and activities will help you get to grips with that week’s theme, giving you a deeper understanding of it and helping you build it into your own practice. By the end of the course you will be able to write without pressure

Who is Journaling For? Anyone who

  • can write
  • wants to write
  • wants to begin a journal but are not sure how to begin
  • has journaled before and would like to stick to it
  • would like some encouragement and guidance in a supportive environment
  • has made it their New Year’s resolution to begin journaling in 2022
  • finds themselves stuck in a creative rut and wants to get out
  • enjoys writing and wants to write more to enhance their creativity

Course Content

Week One: Showing Up

This week you’ll discover different ways that you can use journaling and explore its benefits in your life in a non-pressurised way.

Week 2: Habit and Routine

This week we will go through journaling prompts for self-discovery and learn how to keep track of our habits and routine.

Week 3: Cultivating Self-Discipline

This week we will explore writing prompts that enhance our creative muscle as well as encouraging us to continue journaling for longer.

Week 4: Personal Victories

This week we will focus on writing prompts that will encourage you to keep on journaling in 2022 and beyond.

FREE online Taster Session

If you would like to journal, but are not sure if it is for you, come along to a FREE 45-minute online taster class on:

Thursday 09 December 2021 at 8pm


Thursday 16 December 2021 at 8pm

Want to try a taster class? Contact Poonam at info@working-warrior.com for your zoom invitation before the session.
Please note there are 6 – 8 people in each session. sessions are limited to a maximum of 8 people in each. We allocate places on a first come, first served basis.


Please invest in a journal of your choice.

All other materials are provided.


Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 9 Jan - 30 Jan
Sunday 2:00 pm
Fees: Early Bird Offer: £160 (available until 22 Dec 2021) ; Normal Price: £180 ; Concessions: £140 ; Pay as you go: £45/session

About the tutor

Dr Poonam Madar

Dr Poonam Madar is a

  • writer
  • sociologist
  • educator
  • life coach

After winning a scholarship at the University of Warwick, Poonam went onto graduate with a PhD in Applied Social Studies.

Her research includes the use of arts-based methods to explore themes of culture, identity, difference, and belonging. Poonam specialises in Visual Methodologies, Qualitative Research, and the Sociology of Emotions. She writes on social issues and factors that influence the human condition and is currently working on a number of forthcoming

For two years (2017-2019) Poonam was a mentor and coach for Sprint Warwick; an immersive, empowerment programme which supports the personal and professional development of women. She has a proven track record of delivering innovative and engaging education and wellbeing seminars and workshops.

Poonam founded Working Warrior in 2020 through which she promotes, encourages, and facilitates personal development and growth.

She is the Director of Community Engagement at Lapidus International which promotes the literary arts for personal development.

Poonam has extensive experience in the world of teaching and learning, having taught across universities in and around London, including having been the only woman to be nominated as Lecturer of the Year in her Law Department (2018). She is an Honorary Research Fellow at City, University of London.

To find out more about her work visit her website and social media platforms:



Instagram: @working.warrior

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