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.
7 Days of Writing Prompts
Write about a time that you felt frightened as a child and create a dialogue between yourself now and your inner child to provide comfort.
Write about a coping skill you know is trauma driven and explore how this coping skills protects you and why.
What is something or things that you grieve from your childhood? Make a short list of ways that you can show up for yourself now.
Write about what your support system looks like. IF you feel like you do not have one, write out the what you wish it did look like and make a list of three things you can do to make it happen.
What does dissociation feel like for you? When you dissociation do you lean into it for answers or do you try to hurry out of it? Why?
What do you think of when you hear the word Mindfulness? How does this word make you feel?
Are there areas in your life that you wish you were more mindful? Write out three steps to help you achieve your goal.
Choose a photograph that is special to you from your childhood. You can be alone or with others. Use this as a prompt to write whatever thoughts or emotions come up.
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