Healing Generational Trauma Through Journaling

Generational trauma refers to emotional and psychological wounds that are passed down from one generation to the next

Generational Trauma Linked To War, Genocide, Colonization, Discrimination, Poverty

I tend to see generational trauma in individuals who have undergone war, genocide, colonization, discrimination, poverty, or other forms of systemic oppression and violence. As a result, generational trauma impacts descendants, influencing their mental health, behaviour, relationships, and overall well-being. Patience, understanding, and a commitment to breaking the cycle are critical. 

Journaling Empowers Writers

Journaling can increase self-awareness and, ultimately, empower us to reclaim our narrative, breaking the cycle of generational trauma and increasing resilience and grit. Journaling is a powerful tool for healing and emotional liberation. The concept of dual recognition encourages the awareness and respect of multiple perspectives on an event or issue.

Actively Reflecting Thoughts, Emotions, & Behaviours.

Writing in a journal can increase empathy and self-awareness and help us recognize and change behaviour patterns. Journaling involves actively reflecting on our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. Regular journaling can help identify recurring GT patterns and gain insights to break free from those GT cycles. 


Journaling is a proactive way to improve oneself and promote personal growth and transformation. Recognizing our resilience and ability to heal and rewrite our stories is a powerful reminder of our capacity to overcome adversity and create narratives filled with hope and strength.

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