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The Trauma & Written Exposure Workbook

Written Exposure Therapy for Healing Trauma

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Using evidence-based, clinically tested techniques through five weeks of guided journaling, reprocess trauma and rewire your mind in a controlled, safe environment. Through Written Exposure Therapy (WET), confront your trauma, so you can live, and then thrive on your own terms.

Inside the Workbook

Grounded in Written Exposure Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for trauma

This workbook is grounded in Written Exposure Therapy, a first-line treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs for its efficacy and ease of use. We’ve translated it into an accessible and enjoyable format so you can effectively confront and process trauma.

5 weeks of guided journaling sessions

This workbook is designed for you to select a single traumatic event to expose yourself to over the course of 5 weeks. Each session will help you productively process the traumatic or stressful memory for the better.

Notes and tips from therapists to aid your healing journey

Understanding that confronting trauma requires courage and patience, this workbook is filled with helpful notes and tips from therapists based in their practical experience to guide you through your healing journey.

Prompts, reflections & rating scales to track your progress

Before each journaling session, we’ll ask you to check-in with your emotions: how distressed do you feel? After each journaling session, you’ll have an opportunity to revisit that distress scale and reflect on the writing process itself.

112 guided pages on 8”x 5” paper.

This notebook is filled with 112 pages of 75 gsm cream paper for a smooth & fluid writing experience. Soft bound with a flat lay binding, this notebook is lighter than our hardcover Anti-Anxiety Notebook, but filled with the same high-quality, evidence-based content you know and trust.(LxWxH): 8 x 5 x .3 in, 0.60 lb.

Find the language and space to redefine your relationship with trauma. This notebook guides you through Written Exposure Therapy (WET), a first-line treatment for skillfully confronting and reprocessing traumatic or stressful memories. 

Take a Look Inside

The Trauma & Written Exposure Workbook

Pg. 10 — Introduction

Understanding what trauma is & how the brain encodes the memory is immensely helpful when learning to confront it. This section explains how Written Exposure Therapy can empower you to do that.

The Trauma & Written Exposure Workbook

Pg. 3 — A Note On Being Careful

Confronting your trauma is a big step in your self-development — we applaud your strength and appreciate your trust in this process. However, this workbook is not meant as a substitute for therapy with a trained professional, so we encourage you to seek help if at any point this experience becomes too overwhelming.

The Trauma & Written Exposure Workbook

Pg. 34 — Writing Session

The Writing Session is your space to re-process your memory of a specific traumatic event, and learn that you are safe, and you are okay.

The Trauma & Written Exposure Workbook

Pg. 92 — Appendices

Recounting trauma can be painful and difficult so we’ve also included resources and tips to help you name and manage the emotions that may come up in the process.

The Trauma & Written Exposure Workbook

Pg. 96 — Frequently Asked Questions

Confronting trauma is different for everyone, but there are some common questions that arise. This section helps provide additional guidance as you move through this process.

Hand holding Trauma & Written Exposure Workbook Therapy Notebook for Written Exposure Therapy for Healing Trauma.

Confront and manage trauma on your own terms

If you have trauma, know that you are not alone. The related difficulties like flashbacks, sleep struggles, and constantly feeling on edge are common—but also treatable.

The Trauma & Written Expsure Therapy Workbook will help you work through your memory and make sense of your thoughts over a brief, 5-week period, taking only 30-40 minutes each week. You'll be able to reprocess your memory in the safety of your own home & on your own time.

Preview spread of Week II Note from a Therapist in Trauma & Written Exposure Workbook Therapy Notebook.

A Simple, Empowering Tool

In intentionally revisiting emotions and memories you’ve learned to avoid, you give your brain the opportunity to feel safe, and to incorporate new ways of understanding your experience.

This workbook will help you confront your trauma and conquer your distressing feelings for greater peace of mind and emotional resilience.

FAQs

  • How will this notebook help with trauma?

    This workbook uses Written Exposure Therapy, an evidence-based mental health treatment used by the VA and DoD for PTSD. It is also used by therapists to help survivors of traumatic experiences recover from traumatic events. WET has shown statistically and clinically significant symptom change in individuals with PTSD, and has been put in an easy to use, accessible format in this workbook.

  • When should I use this workbook?

    This workbook is intended to be used over the course of 5 sessions, 1 session per week. Allow yourself 45 minutes at around the same time each week to engage in your WET workbook. It is important to keep your sessions consistent, and to treat them with the same attention and care you would with a session with a therapist, so that you can get the most from each session.

  • What is the purpose of this workbook?

    Those with trauma are familiar with the intense feelings and reactions caused by a traumatic event. But processing trauma and feeling its effects are two different things entirely. The latter can be paralyzing and exhausting, causing constant vigilance and fear. The goal of this notebook is to help survivors of trauma learn to engage with their memories and process the event so that they can find their power, and move forward.

  • Is this notebook a replacement for therapy?

    Written Exposure Therapy has been shown to be effective when practiced with a clinician; however, it has yet to be thoroughly tested in a book or self-help format. Therefore, this is not a replacement for conducting Written Exposure Therapy or other therapy with a professional.

    Even though this specific book has not been endorsed by the protocol authors or tested on its own, we believe it could still help people in need. We know not everyone has the time, money, or energy to find professional assistance. Through our notebooks, we hope to make well-researched, effective treatments accessible to more people.

    This publication is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering psychological, financial, legal, or other professional services. If expert assistance for counseling is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Other tools, tips, and reflection questions are also available to help you discover which therapist tools work best for you.

    In case you need urgent assistance, here are some resources:
    All Emergencies - 911
    SAMHSA National Helpline - 1 800 622 HELP (4357)
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1 800 273 TALK (8255)
    Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

  • This workbook uses Written Exposure Therapy, an evidence-based mental health treatment used by the VA and DoD for PTSD. It is also used by therapists to help survivors of traumatic experiences recover from traumatic events. WET has shown statistically and clinically significant symptom change in individuals with PTSD, and has been put in an easy to use, accessible format in this workbook.

  • This workbook is intended to be used over the course of 5 sessions, 1 session per week. Allow yourself 45 minutes at around the same time each week to engage in your WET workbook. It is important to keep your sessions consistent, and to treat them with the same attention and care you would with a session with a therapist, so that you can get the most from each session.

  • Those with trauma are familiar with the intense feelings and reactions caused by a traumatic event. But processing trauma and feeling its effects are two different things entirely. The latter can be paralyzing and exhausting, causing constant vigilance and fear. The goal of this notebook is to help survivors of trauma learn to engage with their memories and process the event so that they can find their power, and move forward.

  • Written Exposure Therapy has been shown to be effective when practiced with a clinician; however, it has yet to be thoroughly tested in a book or self-help format. Therefore, this is not a replacement for conducting Written Exposure Therapy or other therapy with a professional.

    Even though this specific book has not been endorsed by the protocol authors or tested on its own, we believe it could still help people in need. We know not everyone has the time, money, or energy to find professional assistance. Through our notebooks, we hope to make well-researched, effective treatments accessible to more people.

    This publication is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering psychological, financial, legal, or other professional services. If expert assistance for counseling is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Other tools, tips, and reflection questions are also available to help you discover which therapist tools work best for you.

    In case you need urgent assistance, here are some resources:
    All Emergencies - 911
    SAMHSA National Helpline - 1 800 622 HELP (4357)
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1 800 273 TALK (8255)
    Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

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06/13/2022
Joanne
United States United States

Great resource for those who don't have a lot of time to journal

I enjoy journaling and working through processing emotions, events, and feelings with the written word. But as a busy professional with small children, I don't have the time to devote as much to this task as I'd like. Using the therapy journal and anxiety journal is great for me because writing an entry takes only a few minutes. And on the days I have more time to process things, there is the option of writing more in the blank pages towards the end. I'd recommend these journals to anyone who wants to keep up journaling and writing with limited time to do so.

MO
05/02/2022
Mariela O.
Canada Canada

Really helpful notebook

I did not know if this would work for me, but so far I've been loving it. I have been able to process my feelings better because of this notebook, I use it just when I feel I need it and it has helped me recognize my triggers and ends up calming me down in moments of stress.

SD
04/24/2022
Sarah D.
New Zealand New Zealand

How Do I Feel? Excited About This Book!!

The quality, design and beauty of this book have surpassed expectations. Writing on the pages helps me to externalise the situation/thoughts in a meaningful way, and as it is interspersed with useful evidence-based information it helps develop a deep understanding of the mechanisms at play. It really is a beautiful resource, feels like a treasure.

NI
04/06/2022
Naoreen I.
United States United States

Wonderful

This notebook is such a wonderful tool to clear your mind and help you step away from feeling overwhelmed. It's simple, understated, and beautiful, but full of useful information and tools. I love that I can always reference the different tools and use my own written experiences as templates for other moments. Thank you to team Therapy Notebooks!

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03/14/2022
Savannah
United States United States

Guides abstract thoughts to concretion. Helps identify negative behavioral patterns.

What I love most about this journal is that you don't feel obligated to write in it every day. I pick mine up when I'm feeling overwhelmed and start an entry. Recognizing and identifying my emotions and what cognitive distortions I am employing makes me feel heard, and my feelings seem validated. Traditional interpersonal therapy in a structured setting never worked for me. It was too much pressure, and I always found myself being overly absorbed in the fact that I was subject to the interpretations of another person, and how I was being perceived based on my physical presence and body language. This notebook guides you through your own feelings, and encourages you to re-evaluate the situation and identify the difference between ~reality~ and ~*not reality*~.