I've used a number of different journalling techniques, but so far I find two most helpful. The first one I like is the "unsent letter", and I often base these off the model created by John Gray (author of 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus'). I think his model helps give me direction and to name a number of different emotions. The second one I have found really helpful is writing about specific events from my childhood, teenage and even recent years. It gave me deeper insight into some traumatic or difficult experiences, and each time I try to end the journalling with a prayer - usually a prayer of forgiveness, or something similar. As well as that, I have found it helpful to do some "spider" journalling - in the brainstorming, visual style. Writing about my TMS personality traits has been quite useful as well.