You absolutely can choose the way you want to live! You can either live from the place of soul synchronization, i.e. your mind, will and emotions aligned and working together; a place of "being" or you can live "numb."
Here are 5 approaches that decide which path you choose.
1. Face the trauma or Hide from the trauma.
I believe that facing the trauma means that I will end up ______________________________________. Facing the trauma will also require me to _______________________________. To face the trauma I need ___________________________________________ so that ________________________________________________________________.
Hiding from the trauma allows me to ______________________________________ so that I don’t have to feel _____________________________________. I believe that feeling these feelings means ________________________________________________.
2. Stay vulnerable to yourself or harden your heart towards self
When I am faced with understanding how sex abuse impacts me I _____________________________________________ and want to
_______________________________. I heard it would be helpful to
__________________________________________ but I struggle to
3. Cry about the impact or Lie about how you feel
When I cry about the trauma I feel _____________________________ and like I need to ______________________________________________.
When I deny myself an emotional reaction such as crying then I am also denying ___________________________________________________________. As long as I deny myself the opportunity to experience an emotional release of what I have experienced then I will never fully experience _______________________________________________.
4. Do the work whole hearted or partial hearted
My attitude towards healing restoration is typically that I will __________________________________. I feel as if I (do, do not) have other options such as __________________________________________.
These options are to make sure that my power of agreement is
_______________________________________________________. Over all I would say that my attitude towards healing is (whole hearted, partial hearted) and is evident when ________________________
5. Embrace the wounded part or Reject the wounded part.
When it comes to accepting the knowledge that I have experienced trauma I spend much of my time trying to ___________________________________________________________________________
_______________________. I may mention or acknowledge that something happened to me but the thought of embracing or rejecting that knowledge causes me to think ________________________________________________________________
and feel as if ________________________________________________.
At the moment I am choosing to (embrace, reject) the understanding of the impact of trauma so I don’t have to _______________________________________________________________________.
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