- Reconnect with your body to feel safe
- Reconnect with your emotions to express them in a healthy way
- Isolate and correct distorted core beliefs
- Practice being kinder to yourself
- Believe you’re worthy
- Believe you’re lovable
- Believe you can change
That’s quite a list, isn’t it? But shame is often the primary cause of the mental and emotional blocks that arise when you tackle these areas of healing from abuse. Shame tries to keep you feeling powerless, disconnected, and unworthy of love.
I don’t think I’ll ever forget how thoroughly shame terrorized my life. I remember the feeling well. Shame is what I thought every time I considered telling my husband about my abusive past. Shame had convinced me, if he knew the truth about me and what I’d survived, he would leave me. None of this was true. Shame is a liar.
Understanding the way shame operates and its toxic power is an important part of healing. Fortunately, shame is like fear. Once you recognize it, shame loses its power to hold you hostage. Yay!
When shame comes up with my clients, we begin with the thing that gives them the most intense feelings of shame. Then we take baby steps to dissect that feeling, so they can take back their power in this area.
If you’re looking for more information about dealing with shame, I recommend the books by Brené Brown, especially Daring Greatly.
Don’t let shame sabotage your healing journey. Don’t allow it to hold you hostage. Shame is nothing more than a bully. Every toxic thing it tells you is a lie. Take back your power and end its reign of terror TODAY!!
Are you struggling with shame? Do you often feel overwhelmed by its power and the effect it has on you? Don’t worry. I can help! Just follow (this link) or call 619-889-6366 to reserve a one-hour coaching session with me ($100 per hour). Let me help you heal your life. Reserve your spot TODAY!
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