Trauma Healing: Is Your Body Your Enemy?
Our bodies deserve love, compassion, and grace. Always, but especially in times of trauma healing.
How we talk to and about our bodies matters. What language do you use, and how is your tone? Trauma healing is difficult enough without adding in guild and shame.
So I invite you on a deep healing transformation, to tune in and listen to the internal and external exchanges you have with your body.
Often, and without even realizing it, we develop and adversarial relationship with ourselves, and our bodies. This actively stunts healing from physical and emotional trauma.
Questions to ask
- Do you feel like your body has “failed” you?
- Are you resentful that you’re uncomfortable or have pain?
- Has anger creeped into how you talk about your body’s limitations?
All of these create limiting beliefs around how good are bodies are capable of feeling. Limiting beliefs around your capacity for healing.
And then often this blocks your body’s ability to heal and transform.
Our bodies need and deserve gratitude, forgiveness, and admiration for all we do for ourselves.
My invitation to you this week is this: set aside 5 minutes a day, preferably in the morning or evening, to simply sit with yourself. Turn your attention to those common areas of aches and pains, and feel what emotions come up. No judgement, just witness.
- Your body deserves it.
- Your heart deserves it.
- Your soul deserves it.
- YOU deserve it.
The first step to healing is not judgement, it’s compassionate and nonjudgemental witnessing. Which requires us to carve time and space to sit with ourselves.
I’d love to hear what comes up for you. Please share in comments or join the conversation on Instagram.