These creative writing prompts or journal writing ideas focus mostly on the place of your pain and writing your way into healing. Several places on this website, I have said that writing allows trauma and emotion that has been “frozen” within us to be released. Use these writing ideas to help heal and connect with your emotions.
More journal writing ideas can be found here.
Creative Writing Prompts:
by Susan Zimmermann. In the book she talks about healing places. These are places that “allow us to stand back and view our lives more broadly. (76)” They remove us from our ordinary, chaotic lives and soothe our hearts. Write about your healing place. Write about the lessons it teaches you.
More Creative Writing Prompts:
Throughout this website there are many pages that end with reflection question, which can also be used to stimulate further writing ideas. Pick an article and write about the feelings it evokes within you.
The Psalms of Lament make helpful creative writing prompts when going through difficult times in life. This page gives helpful tools for writing your own psalms of lament.
Contemplative photos also make great journaling prompts.