In the beginning of the healing journey, it’s normal to get overwhelmed by your emotions to the point of not even recognizing what they are. Over time, you will recognize and process your emotions more quickly and with greater ease.
Unfortunately, in our modern world, our worth is often measured in our productivity. It is a belief that we take into our healing far too much.
Sometimes we get so used to the abuse, that it becomes our normal. We don’t even realize what’s going on. Could balance and harmony be your new normal?
Now that I’d left, I couldn’t trust my decision-making ability because I’d clearly made such terrible ones while under my former abuser’s control.
In this episode of the Pint-Sized Healing Podcast, SwanWaters team member Carrie Maya talks you through her process as she deals with emotional overwhelm.
I decided I was worth something. I was worth boundaries and respect. It was the day I told my parents that I’d no longer have anything to do with them
People can learn resilience skills to use when facing challenging times, and increase the quality of the experience and change the quality of the outcome.
One way I like to reflect on my healing journey is to look back over my own writing. It gives me glimpses of how far I’ve come.
The short-coming isn’t in the emotional pain you feel. The short-coming is in our collective inability to understand that there is no time-line for healing.
It took many years for me to understand that guilt and shame are two entirely different things with vastly different impacts.