Leaning in Versus Resisting Our Emotions



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”

Trauma bonding

Surrounding ourselves with people who are willing to co-sign on our denial patterns

Numbing out with drugs or alcohol

Self-harm

Self-judgment

Projection

Faking happiness

Scrolling through socials and focusing on everyone else’s lives but our own

Over-working

People pleasing

Settling

Spiritual bypassing

Excessive distraction

Victimization & blaming

Sarcasm

Controlling others

Gossiping

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

Breath work

Chakra balancing

Art

Boundaries & assertiveness training

Song and dance

Journaling & poetry

Aromatherapy

EFT Tapping

Guided meditation

Grounding

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.

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