What is emotional healing?
Emotional healing is a process of identifying your emotional wounds, coming most likely from the events that happened in the past, acknowledging the impact of those wounds and consciously freeing yourself from the impact.
This process allows you to recognise your inner blocks and re-gain inner strength to re-tune your feelings and emotions
There could be many instances that have hurt you emotionally. It could be related to parenting, schooling, loss of a loved one, loss of a relationship and so on…, however, those incidents are not accessible to you. When you begin your journey of emotional healing, these incidents start unlayering and hence the process of healing begins.
How to identify that you have emotional wounds?
Although, all of us would have gathered scars of emotional setbacks however most of us are not aware of it. If you choose to look deeper into their life, look at the way your life is moving. You could see the hindrances you are facing, your failures, compulsions, procrastination, or lack of decision making. You can look into your addictions and failed efforts to come out of those addictions. Observe your need to please others. Think about the situations where you lose confidence even when you are capable to handle those situations. It’s worth thinking about your relationship with your parents and siblings, is it a happy relationship, do you look forward to seeing them? Look at your love relationship patterns/break-ups. Observe your thoughts when you are sitting idle. What is the theme of those thoughts? Insecurity? Fear? Feeling to run away from present life? Feeling stuck? Frustrated? Anxious? Or it could be a combination of all these feelings.
Many of us have tanked up emotions that we have accumulated since the day we are born. If you feel that you are close to any of the above-mentioned feelings, then you are emotionally wounded.
In what ways emotional wounds affect your life?
People, with a wounded heart, unaddressed emotions might have difficulty in progressing in their career, choosing the right partner, maintaining relationships, upholding their dignity in certain situations, and respecting their boundaries. It will be difficult for them to say No to someone even when they know it is the right thing to do. They lack self-love, cannot put their needs over others. It becomes a necessity for them to please others and they choose to suffer because of it.
How emotional healing works?
The journey of emotional healing is difficult and emotionally painful. It is a very intense process. This is a journey into the past to reach out to the traumatic situation that your mind chose to ignore because it was too difficult to bear, it was too painful to acknowledge. There are very deep layers of negative experiences and you are befooled by your conscious mind that you have successfully put them behind you. But the impact of those experiences can be seen clearly in your day-to-day life.
This difficult yet incredible process begins with accepting your need for emotional healing. Thereafter you choose to meet a healer. Both of you need to trust each other and establish a rapport. There must be a non-judgemental space. A healer will choose a healing modality best suitable for you.
At InnerSaga, we practice Psychotherapy based Counselling including deeper healing modalities that help to connect with your subconscious mind, where most of the emotional baggage is stored. We may choose one or a combination of the below-mentioned healing techniques:
Inner Child healing – Exploring, reaching out to your wounded inner child and regain the strength as an adult. Read More
Rebirthing Breathwork – Reach out to your hidden traumas with the help of Breath, the source of life. Read More
Reiki healing – Release negative energy through a process of attunement, chakra balancing and energy channelization. Read More
Benefits emotional healing
Once you decide to discover yourself, the process of emotional healing transforms your life in a way that could be beyond your imagination. Although it would be an understatement to try to put the benefits in words, however, some of the benefits are :
- Get relieved of emotional baggage
- Develops self-love and self-respect
- Transforms you as a person
- Takes you closer to experience love and bliss
- Develop empathy
- Develop emotional intelligence
- You learn to respond assertively
- Brings positivity in your life and to people around you
- Improves relationship significantly
What to expect from your healing journey
Transformation doesn’t happen overnight. The graph of the healing process is not a straight line going upward. Sometimes it feels that it is spiralling and you are not reaching anywhere. Feels like a spider web.
Sometimes you may experience a blissful feeling coming out of nowhere, you might feel exhilaration, love and compassion from the core of your heart and the other moment you might be sinking, sulking and feels like a relapse.
Having trust in the process is the key. Every sulking moment, every relapse is a forward movement. Be open with your therapist and share every possible detail of your experience. Be open to tell if you are feeling disgusted or lost or disoriented. The more the healer learns from you the more they can help you to move forward.
If you have landed on this article and have been reading it till the end, probably you could resonate with some of the feelings mentioned above. If so, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We also began our healing journey a decade back and now it’s your time to be a victor!