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re:Write Journaling as Healing

Sometimes a person needs an ear unattached to a mouth, a place to vent or clarify emotions. Journals are a great way to offload or gain insight into mixed emotions. The trick is to find a starting point. This list of 30 journal prompts, questions, and ideas provides a great way to begin the healing journey.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Present one prompt each day or give the entire list to class members and ask them to choose a different one each day
  • Review the mandatory reporting guidelines for your school and your state
Classroom Considerations
  • Most appropriate for trained counselors
  • Clarify with writers whether you or anyone else will be reading the journals
Pros
  • The prompts focus, for the most part, on examining positive support systems and aspects of one's life
Cons
  • None