10 Free Resources for Creating a Writing Practice for Self Care

Not everyone can come to my classes to write through trauma in a supportive group setting, so I decided when I started teaching that I would provide my core in-class resources on my site. I believe writing is an excellent tool in the self-care kit. I’ve put these posts in an order that you can use as an in-home syllabus. Consider working with one post per week, and complementing it with prompts from the linked page (see below). 

While I believe the safest way to start an expressive writing practice for the purpose of accessing trauma is in a group setting, I also feel certain that there is benefit in writing on your own. Sometimes you just need time and a little privacy to let go of what is not serving you (or record how you’ve grown).

I hope these pieces aid you on your healing quest. I will update this list periodically, so bookmark this post and check in. And feel free to ask questions/make requests.

As always, when you are writing:

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Resources for Writing through Trauma

Setting Up a Safe Writing Practice

Why You Should Use Relief Projects and Objects (and what they are)

How to Stay Connected While Writing Your Trauma

Overcoming Fear and Judgment and Turning Your Writing into Art

Writing the Shit

Giving and Receiving Compassionate Criticism for Writing

5 Techniques for Accessing Your Creative Flow

Epistle: A Writing Exercise (I always recommend starting with a letter to yourself outlining your writing goals)

More Writing Prompts

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