Being in conflict can often feel like walking through a minefield of hidden trigger bombs. Often when we feel triggered, particularly in conflict, it is can feel borderline impossible for us to continue on consciously
It’s far too easy to become detached from our Inner Child self when it is an intangible, amorphous idea, rather than a precious small child we can actually visualize and see. So, how exactly do we start this process of healing the relationship with our Inner Child?
If you are immersed in any kind of self development and healing work, chances are you’ve come across the concept of Inner Child Work. To those of us who are unfamiliar with this practice, it can sound rather woo-woo and mystifying to be working with some obscure facet of our personality we may not be fully aware even exists.
My meditation this morning made me weep… like actually bawl and release a flood of giant anime-like tears that you only see in Studio Ghibli movies.
As adults, sometimes we need to give our grown ass selves a time out. See, what took me a long time to understand was that this fight or flight response doesn’t just happen when presented with a conflict situation.
While doing my morning routine today, the thinking mind was strong. My thoughts were racing, the yoga flow I was doing felt half-assed, and there were emotions I needed to release.
Do you ever take notice of your breath throughout the day? For those of us who struggle with anxiety and regulating our fight or flight response – this is life changing!
Stream of consciousness journaling changed my life, and it will change yours too.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness (either by a professional or by Dr. Interwebs) – then I’ve got a secret to tell you that you didn’t know about yourself.