Why this diary?

If you aren’t currently using any trauma recovery tools, this is an important starting point in managing your anxiety, stress, or past trauma.
This diary assists to move you from your emotional right brain to your logical left brain, helping you to understand your progress. It allows your Hippocampus (the brain's data storage unit) to file, store and date stamp information in a helpful way.


Ultimately, it ensures you can live a full life even with anxiety, stress or past trauma.

Monthly Diary

12 monthly diary sections with a yearly summary sheet. At the end of 12 months, you’ll have a clearer picture of your trauma recovery, how you are doing, what you’ve been doing and how you’ve improved.

Your Relationships

The diary helps you clarify your values, who your support team are and your emotional strengths. It also takes you back to look at your past with a childhood overview and how you felt. Knowledge is power!


Awareness is key. The diary takes you through journalling exercises on where you currently are and where you want to be, in relation to your family, life and career, helping to future-proof your lifestyle. This assists your brain file and date stamp information in a new way.

Daily Mood Tracker

Often when we are suffering from trauma, anxiety and stress we don't have words to describe how we truly feel. The diary gives you the emotional vocabulary to use to help track your daily mood.

Monthly Behaviour Tracker

It’s important to understand any unhealthy behaviours, so tracking helps you to see when you start to feel better, what you struggle with and what techniques have helped you.

Rational Thought Replacement

The diary takes you through a process of what you used to think like compared to what you think now, recognising your emotions which helps different parts of the brain to work differently.


Take the opportunity to track your food intake, sleep and movement. These important factors can be both cause and effect of fluctuations in your trauma recovery. Understanding what causes fluctuations is important so they can be addressed.


Gratitude practice has many proven emotional and physical benefits. This diary gives you an opportunity to record the things that you are grateful for which is guaranteed to have a profound impact on your day and the way you feel.

It’s easy to focus on the negatives when it comes to trauma recovery, but the Mind Health Diary helps you to focus on the positives. It gives you the opportunity to explore who can help you, how to create accountability and grade your motivation and resiliency. It assists you in measuring your journey so that you can recognise and celebrate your progress.





I am passionate with how trauma and our past impacts the brain, mind and body ...

My name is Bonita Ackerman du Preez - founder of The Trauma Recovery School, a Master Therapist, Coach and trauma recovery expert. I am most famous for helping professional men and women deal with past trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

I assist people to get their life back on track by moving on from emotional and physical pain. Over the past 6 years, I have helped over 1000 clients with my proven 3-step Trauma Recovery Method. I can help you on this journey with this wonderful resource - the Mind Health Diary.

You deserve this!