Who is Joyce Chapman?
“Who are you?” is a question I often ask and encourage others to ask.
Read on to get to know me a little better…
I am very thankful that my parents encouraged me to believe in magic and dreams coming true. I loved to listen in wonder to fairy tales of leprechauns, giants, talking animals, flying carpets, and castles in the sky. When I listened to the radio, or went to the movies, I usually identified with the hero or heroine. I was easily drawn into the stories that were read to me and I found myself truly believing that I was having the experiences and adventures of all the characters.
When I began to write creative stories it was so much fun and easy to fantasize. And in my teen age years and young adult life I always kept my sense of adventure alive by fully embracing all my dreams of what could be possible experiences, and my memories, like these are the foundations for me to continuing to wish, hope and dream as an adult.
I have devoted my adult life to empowering others, first as a teacher for the California public school system, later as Director and developer of an innovative private school in San Diego, California, and, in recent years, as a consultant, speaker, counselor, coach and author. Through my books, countless public appearances, private consultations and coaching, I have encouraged thousands of people to awaken to a more productive and joyful way of living.
I have a Master’s degree in counseling psychology and a California lifetime teaching credential. I am living proof that there is always a way to bring your dreams to life!
My company is dedicated to offering you the opportunities to gain the insights, tools and techniques; and hopefully the desire to follow your heart to your dream. I am confident that all the services I offer through my company Live Your Dream can help you to rediscover and reach your own dreams.
There are many ways to join me to begin the adventure into the world of your dreams and knowing yourself through the art of keeping a journal. Let’s join together and celebrate …the greatest journey, living a life of your dreams!
What People Say about Joyce’s books:
“Joseph Campbell said, Follow your bliss.” In this book, Joyce Chapman shows you how.”*
~ Bernard Gunther, PhD Author, Sense Relaxation and Energy Ecstasy * Excerpt from the foreword of Live Your Dream
“This is a mighty guide for creating life the way you choose to live it. I’ve already started to put these tools into action I love this book.”
~ Susan Jeffers, PhD author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
“In today’s busy, overwhelming superwoman/superman world, few people encourage us to ‘Live Our Dream.’ Joyce Chapman not only gives us permission to do that, but she shows us exactly how.”
~ Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, M.A., M.F.C.C., author of The Superwoman Syndrome
“I had planned to skim through Live Your Dream, but ended up reading every page and making notes. Joyce Chapman has succeeded in writing a doable life plan. These exercises remove barriers and replace them with strategies everyone can use.”
~ Natasha Joseofowitz, Ph.D., author of Paths to Power
“Your dream of today can become reality of tomorrow. Joyce Chapman has challenged us to live our dream-but more, she provides a road map for action.”
~ Howard Hunt, Ph.D. professor emeritus, at University of California at San Diego, CA: Health and Fitness Consultant, The Life Management Group, Co-author of Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine.
“Journaling For Joy is a most wonderful book for those who want to discover their inner selves and to become whole.”
~Gerald Jampolsky, MD, author of Love is Letting Go of Fear
“Journaling for Joy…is a powerful tool for personal awareness and evoking change.”
~Carl Simonton, MD, author of Getting Well Again
“Joyce Chapman has an idea a minute. This positive and energetic book should help many new writers leap boldly onto the blank page.”
~ Christina Baldwin author of Life’s Companion
“Journaling for Joy a superb resource for delving more deeply into the stories of our lives and finding the healing, joy and gratitude that reveal themselves when we take time to look within.”
~ Joan Borysenko, PhD author of Minding the Body, Mending the Heart
” I just wanted you to know how much I have been enjoying using your Notice! ~The Art Of Observation cards that I purchased several months ago. Each week I pull one out and use it as a focus for the week. I put the card in places where I will see it during the day: near my planner on my desk at work, as a page marker in my journal or under a magnet on my refrigerator. The cards are really a great idea..thanks!” ~L.C.
What People Are Saying About Journaling And Dreaming With Joyce…
“I recently interviewed Joyce for our International Association for Journal Writing – IAJW.org monthly telechat event. Joyce exudes joy in everything she writes, teaches and models. Her enthusiasm and commitment to helping people live joyful and creative lives shines through! Her many books, written over a number of years, are timeless in their sage advice.”
Lynda Monk, Director,” https://iajw.org/
“What a great way to reset and restart my Journal Life! I can’t image a more beautiful pace and place to reconnect with my inner self. I just needed a little structure and incentive to sit down and start! Many thanks!” J.B.
“Journaling with Joyce continues to create more joy in my life.” Lissa Lazaro
“This has been the perfect venue and inspiration to kick start my personal writing and journaling. Joyce is such a fantastic local resource.” P.S.
“This is a wonderful, hands-on experience_. Helps in so many ways to get to know yourself and do something with the knowledge gained from the workshop. Joyce is an excellent facilitator.” Mary Anne Schoultz
“A comfortable feeling of belonging, relaxed and at home feeling. Glad to have participated in something I love to do.” Vivian J. Detiege
“Can’t say enough about the experience of this class. Friends interrupt my sentences to ask for more information or a word that had just come out of my mouth. Then they tell me they had wanted to journal forever, but did not know how. My life is still changing in miraculous ways.” Ramona, Counselor, Coach
- Group Safety-Safe Space to reveal.
- Cathartic when not editing self.
- Like a group meditation-Collective Energy.
- Camaraderie of seeking, creative evolved souls.” Colleen Cowles
“It has been a joy for me to attend Joyce’s session-it has helped to jump start my writing and my dormant thoughts and desires.” Ann Keyes
“Through Joyce’s influence I’ve faced/overcome many challenges so far in life all while noticing the little blessings along the way. Janet Amor, Realtor/GRI