5 Ways to Begin Healing Your Emotional Wounds

By February 27, 2018 Psychology, Trauma

We all go through things that hurt us. Emotional wounds are some of the worst possible kinds.

We tend to let them sit undealt-with inside. We don’t bother to face them and work to heal them. This causes lots of problems within our bodies. It can block our life energy and leave us feeling drained and broken. That is no way to live.

Sure, you may think you have moved on from that ‘thing’ or ‘moment’ that really emotionally traumatized/scarred you but you haven’t unless you have brought it into the light and faced it. Repressing your emotions and hiding the pain you feel inside is not going to help anyone. If you truly want to move on you have to overcome.

“But pain’s like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface.”
― Katie Kacvinsky

You have to stop holding back and let this ride out. When it comes to facing this emotional pain and becoming more in control of your life there is a number of things you need to do. Each of these things is very important and will get you to where you need to be. Below you will find a list of these things, be strong and overcome this problem before it causes more.

5 Ways to Begin Healing Your Emotional Wounds:

1. Identify the wound.

Figure out what is truly bothering you and where you need to go from here. Make sure that you have addressed the pain inside with an open mind. While this will be hard it will benefit you in so many ways.

2. Let yourself feel everything associated with it, really take in how serious it is.

Understand how serious what you are facing is and let yourself know that you cannot change how you feel just yet. Feel the emotions surrounding you but do not let them control you. Giving them power is not a good idea. You can address them without letting them overwhelm you, take things one step at a time.

3. Understand that you cannot change the past.

Make sure that you keep reminding yourself that whether you want to go back in time and change this, you can’t. You have to deal with it because there is no other way. Allowing these wounds to sit inside is only going to bring you down and that is not something you should have to deal with.

4. Give yourself time and then let go.

Give yourself time to feel and overcome the emotions at hand. Once you have gotten to the point where you can let it go, do so. Do not dwell on this, feel it and let it go.

5. Do not be ashamed.

Share your story with those who need to hear it. You can help others by overcoming your pain. You are not the only one in this world to experience what you did. Use it to grow and help others, do not let it control you.

Don’t hesitate to talk to someone if you feel you need to. There is nothing wrong with having someone help you work through something you are struggling with. Life is hard but it doesn’t have to be something you go through alone. Even the stages above are not going to be enough to get you completely through this, you must believe in yourself and let your inner being work for you.

 

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