A2Z Healing Toolbox

J ~ Journal

louis-lamourJournaling, writing composing letters (or if writing doesn’t work, collecting and compiling images) can be a helpful practice for those living with grief and trauma. The act of transferring words, feelings and images from mind to paper may help release internal feelings of despair and provide a stepping stone to realize future hopes, goals and dreams.  Journaling promotes healing by:

  • lowering blood pressure
  • reducing emotional stress
  • improving heart health
  • aiding in the therapeutic growth process

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Resources

Books
Handy to Have at Home
  • Blank journals
  • Colored pens
  • Illustrated Discovery Journal Materials (blank notebook, glue, magazines, scissors)
  • Journal prompts (Google “Grief Journal Prompts” or “Grief Writing Starters”)
Organizations
  • Center for Journal Therapy: Life-based Writing for Healing, Growth, and Change – Beginning techniques, classes, conferences, resources, and links.
  • Refuge in Grief: Emotionally Intelligent Grief Support – Offers a thirty-day creative writing e-course called “Writing Your Grief.”

How can JOURNALING assist you in your healing journey?

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