Most of us have gone through things that require healing. Guided journals can help you grieve from losses properly and heal from emotional wounds.
I started journaling when I moved abroad to start a new life by myself. Journaling helped me gather my thoughts and deal with the loneliness that mostly accompanies being an ex-pat.
I’d journal for as long as I need to because there are different types of guided journals that can help you process your thoughts and feelings on different topics.
Writing can be used as a healing exercise when you want to pour out your thoughts but don’t necessarily want to confide in anyone.
Guided journals have instructions (guidance) on how to use them properly so you can get your healing. It’s like speaking to a therapist so why not give it a try?
1. Grief Sucks – A Grief Journal
Grief Sucks is a bereavement diary with daily writing prompts and space for remembrance to help you move through life after loss.
After losing someone special it’s like a piece of you is missing. The world seems to move a little slower and everything seems a little less bright.
Work through your grief and sorrow with this daily journal that prompts you to make sense of all those jumbled thoughts and memories as they flood in.
2. Healing A Broken Heart
The loss of love is a nearly universal emotional crisis, whether the end is divorce, desertion, or a mutually agreed-upon separation. At first, friends and family are there to offer a shoulder to cry on, but after a few months, there’s an expectation that we just need to get over the crisis and move on.
Healing a Broken Heart guides those of us grieving for a lost love through four metaphorical seasons of recovery with provocative questions – and journal pages on which to respond – to help move us forward.
3. The Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship Journal
Karen, as a mother-daughter relationship expert, she gently guides readers through revealing painful patterns in their relationships to finding ultimate healing.
This journal isn’t a quick fix. Rather, she writes to help mothers and daughters heal and either reconcile or peacefully separate.
From setting healthy boundaries to creating a new outlook, Anderson helps readers create peace in their troubled relationships.
4. The Mind, Heart & Soul of Depression
This self-help journal is divided into ten sections, beginning with a discussion of the symptoms of depression.
Other sections outline links between depression and brain chemistry, the impact of family relationships and traumatic events, the risks of depression, the practice of mindfulness, psychological resources, and other helpful tools.
You’ll also learn how to deal with your depression through journaling.
5. Words Heal
Words Heal uses self-guided imagery, expressive writing therapy, and journaling to work with those recovering from or living with a range of tough personal challenges, or who struggle with discouraging health issues, chronic illness, traumas, poor quality of life, negativity and adverse situations, and would like to have a better attitude, a better quality of life, a more joyful life, and develop a positive attitude all in the privacy of their own space at their own pace.