We resist our pain in so many ways, often because we don’t feel worthy of something different -something better; we feel too “broken” or we don’t believe that healing from our trauma is even possible.
Sometimes our trauma story is the only story we know - our identity. Our safe and cozy cocoon of familiarity.
Resisting our trauma can look like:
Trying to “save” other people by involving ourselves in “project relationships”
Surrounding ourselves with people who are willing to co-sign on our denial patterns
Numbing out with drugs or alcohol
Scrolling through socials and focusing on everyone else’s lives but our own
Victimization & blaming
The list goes on and on and on!
In order to lean in, we must:
1. be willing to take honest inventory of ourselves and the ways we push our pain away;
2. believe whole heartedly that our healing is POSSIBLE, that we are WORTHY of emotional freedom, and that we can TRUST that others can help us - and even more importantly, that we can trust in our ability to help ourselves;
3. be completely FED UP and willing to surrender.
4. be willing to feel it to heal it.
This can look different for all of us.
Here are some of the ways I help my clients to lean in:
Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR
Inner child work
Yoga & body movement
Boundaries & assertiveness training
Song and dance
Journaling & poetry
I believe that we ALL have the power to heal.
Whether you are currently in resistance or leaning in..
💜I see you.
💜I love you.
💜I believe in you.
💜I honor you.