Art Journal Therapy Activity # 45 - Healing Traumatic Memories with Embodied Writing

Mixed Media Collage by Shelley Klammer
Mixed Media Collage by Shelley Klammer

This journal process offers eight in-depth embodied writing techniques that will support you to gently process and release emotional pain and unhelpful beliefs. This prompt includes 8 methods for embodied writing.




- Journal and a pen




The Guardian of Difficult Memories


In the interest of continuing to function in our daily lives, our protective parts of self will likely be cognitively weary of revisiting painful memories, yet in truth we may have never truly felt or released the painful emotions embedded within our body.


What we remember from the past - especially if the memory is re-occurring - indicates a place we have not emotionally healed from yet. We can relive past traumas over and over in our mind intellectually, yet the past will not heal unless we are willing to face, and be lovingly present for the original stored emotions in our body...