Do you find it difficult sometimes to cope with overwhelming emotions, flashbacks, unsafe impulses, symptoms of dissociation or insomnia?
You are not alone.
Do you know how to breathe?
I see you rolling your eyes — “Everybody knows that.”
After all, breathing is what we do from the moment we’re born.
Right? [Read more…]
Do you trust your gut?
Intuition is another name for the feeling we describe as a slight stomach ache or a swirl of energy in a belly. It can also feel like soft prickles or velvety butterflies under your solar plexus.
What is your gut feeling like? [Read more…]
If someone asked you about your childhood, what would you say?
“I don’t want to talk about it,” or “There’s not much to say,” or “Nothing was wrong with my childhood”?
Perhaps you wouldn’t remember much even if you tried… except your mother’s icy face, your dad’s angry voice, or your uncle’s drunken laughter…
And your fear of being in this unsafe and dangerous world.
Scared and sad, you had no one to talk to. No one who would listen and understand. [Read more…]
You wake up in the morning refreshed and energized, feeling that your life is real, not a dream.
You smile at your reflection in the bathroom mirror and say hello to a busy blue titmouse in a birdhouse outside. Then you enjoy your morning yoga routine while bathing in the sun flooding the room.
Feeling strong and capable of facing whatever challenges life throws your way. That, no matter what’s going to happen, you will be fine.
Instead, you wake up tired and overwhelmed. You drag yourself out of bed, log in to your Facebook account, and get stuck. One more day in a prison of the past.
Your childhood wounds are still bleeding. Living with the consequences of a childhood emotional abuse makes it hard to live in the now and find happiness.
Happiness isn’t for you. At least, not before you’re healed… right? [Read more…]
That nasty, nagging voice inside your head.
“I can’t do anything right. I’m not good enough. I will never pull it through. I’m useless.”
It doesn’t matter how much you try to do your best – it never seems good enough. The voice is almost always there.
Your diligent inner critic.
It mocks you in the morning, your rumpled face and tousled hair: “You look awful! You need to get to bed earlier.”
It keeps you from taking opportunities and trying new things, crippling you with self-doubt and apathy: “You will never pull it off, just forget it!” [Read more…]