What Now? A Creative Workbook Journal Thing is an interactive journal featuring creative prompts to help users process and express emotions in a visual, cheeky way.
The prompts in the journal draw influence from several existing therapeutic approaches and theories, but mainly from the skills and philosophy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a treatment model that centers around mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. At its core, DBT is rooted in validation and in the synthesis of acceptance and change.
The book is split into four sections. "I Have No Idea" covers core emotions and how to identify how you're feeling, then three sections based on those feelings: Fear, Anger, and Sadness.
While this journal doesn't substitute for treatment, it can be an aid in managing the difficult emotions that may come with a mental health condition. The goal of this journal is to help people- especially young adults- improve emotional regulation, build resilience, and increase (and destigmatize) help-seeking.
10% of profit goes to the University of Washington, where Dialectical Behavior Therapy was created.
See the Kickstarter that made it happen.