Weekly Journal Prompts for Trauma Healing

Hi Friends 

Here are your weekly prompts!!

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 Does This Work?

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.

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7 Days of Writing Prompts

Sunday Prompt

What is one thing that your anxiety has taught you about yourself? Do you view this as a negative or a positive and why?

Monday Prompt

What is an activity that you dislike doing and why?

Tuesday Prompt

Choose a photograph that is special to you, you can be alone or with others – now use this photo as a prompt to write whatever thoughts or emotions come up.

Wednesday Prompt

What is one of my habits that I wish I could change? What are one or two things I can do to help myself learn a new behavior?

Thursday Prompt

I feel most connected to myself when I am ______?

Friday Prompt

What is one of your biggest triggers? How does your body respond? What do your thoughts sound like? What is the earliest memory you have of feeling this way? Explore for connections.

Saturday Prompt

What is something you wish more people knew about you and why? Now write it out the way you wish you could share it with others.

Bonus Prompt

Write about one way Complex PTSD has affected your life in a challenging way and one way it has affected your life in a surprisingly positive way. Reflect on your writing.



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Wishing you strength as you heal, and happy writing.

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