Weekly Journal Prompts for Trauma Recovery

Hi Friends 

Writing/journaling is  such an important part of my self-care and healing process that it made sense to me to share prompts with you to try and inspire you to write more. 

Journaling can be a very powerful tool in the healing process when it is done correctly and with focused intention. That is why for trauma survivors journaling prompts are so important. Too often, we can get lost in the weeds of our trauma when we free hand our writing (not that you can’t benefit from an occasional trauma dump into your journal) but with the help of prompts we can focus our thoughts and create a resource for reflection and data collection as you heal your wounds.

How This Works

Take the following prompts and write each one at the top of the page in your journal for each day of the coming week beginning today. When you sit down to journal, remember to reflect on what you have already written to this point, and then write only about the prompt for the day.

This helps keep your thoughts focused as you process and unpack whatever the prompt manifests for you.

I hope this helps you create a seamless and beneficial practice for self-care and healing.

7 Days of Writing Prompts

Sunday Prompt

How did I stay true to myself today? In what way did I put myself first?

Monday Prompt

What is one thing I can take off of my to-do list this week to free some needed time for myself?

Tuesday Prompt

What am I feeling right now? List all of the emotions that come to mind. Where do I feel them in my body? Write about what I do or do not notice.

Wednesday Prompt

Is there something that is currently making me feel powerless? Write about it and make a small list of things I do have control over.

Thursday Prompt

Write about the support system that I have: who is in it, how do I reach out, and what does it look like when I am in need of support?

Friday Prompt

Write about an early childhood memory that brings me happiness.

Saturday Prompt

What is one thing that my anxiety has taught me about myself? Do I view this as a positive or negative, why?

Bonus Prompt

Write about three things that I love in my life right now, things that bring me happiness, peace, and calm. Embrace these emotions as you write and feel them.


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Wishing you strength as you heal, and happy writing.

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