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The Trigger Journal

The Trigger Journal

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When we’re talking about triggers and how it relates to mental health- we usually mean a person, place, topic, thought, feeling, item, memory, or thing that sets off a trauma response.

In a broader definition, a trigger can also be anything that causes a stress response or an intense emotional reaction like depression or anxiety.

I feel like it’s important to talk about both. They both have an impact on our mental health and that's what this journal is all about!

The first part of the journal focuses on what situations most often cause trauma. Then we move on to what a response to trauma looks like - the physical and emotional signs that are most common.

Next, we build on that foundation to discover what things become triggers. How those triggers may be external (things outside of us like people or objects) or internal (thoughts, memories, and feelings).

After that, we move into 32 journaling prompts that focus on the stories behind what triggers you, the things that make you feel more vulnerable, and also the things that make you feel safe.

The information in this journal will help you to gain a better understanding of your triggers and how they fit into the big picture of your life and your relationships.

Because working through triggers can cause stress or trauma responses I really encourage you to work through this with your therapist, mental health professional, or with a strong support system!

What's Inside the Worksheet Packet!
- A 35-Page PDF (With a black and white version for easy printing)
- 32 Journaling Prompts of Triggers and Trauma
- Stress Responses vs Trauma Responses
- Why Journaling is Awesome
- Examples of Trauma
- Types of Triggers
- Potential Triggers
- Internal vs External Triggers
- Feelings Behind Your Triggers
- Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn
- Physical and Emotional Responses
- Trigger Associations


This is a digital file that you can print from your home computer or have professionally printed. Nothing will be sent to your home. You can fill this in digitally (using Adobe Reader, Xodo, or Goodnotes) or you can print it out from your home computer - whichever works best for you!

Can I Get A Physical Copy?

Unfortunately, I don’t have the resources to print and ship all of my workbooks. If you want a physical copy you are welcome to purchase the digital file and then have it printed at Staples, The UPS Store, FedEx, or any other printing company as long as it’s just for your own personal use!

All of my products also have Digital Fill-In Enabled, meaning that you can fill them in straight from your phone/tablet/or computer.

Apps like Adobe Reader, XoDo, or GoodNotes allow you to “write” inside the PDF, so you can carry it around with you whenever you need it!

I Am Not A Mental Health Professional

While I LOVE talking about mental health - I am NOT a professional. All of my worksheets come from lived experience which makes them unique but it's also important to note that they aren't a replacement for therapy. I'm not a therapist and I always recommend you work through my workbooks with one!


My workbooks are in standard US Letter Size (unless otherwise specified) and should be printed on standard US Letter Size Paper.

When printed, the colors might be darker or vary from what you see on your computer screen.

Terms of Use

These worksheets are copyrighted and intended for personal use only. You can reprint pages as many times as you’d like, as long as they are for your personal use. Please do not resell or redistribute to others.

If you’d like to print them out and share them in a classroom or support group, you’re welcome to! Just message me first.

If you’d like to use them as part of a therapy or coaching practice, please check out my private use license!

Returns & Refunds

I can only offer refunds if you have not downloaded the files. All sales are final but if you have any issues, please let me know!

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Excelente recurso. Me ha ayudado mucho a m...

Excelente recurso. Me ha ayudado mucho a manejar detonantes de PTSD y C-PTSD.

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Learning what my triggers are will definit...

Learning what my triggers are will definitely help me to take back control of my life

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