How would you define trauma?
I bet everyone has a slightly, if not drastically, different definition of trauma or opinion of what a truly traumatic experience would be.
Merriam-Webster defines trauma as; an injury (such as a wound) to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent; a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury; an emotional upset; an agent, force, or mechanism that causes trauma.
I would without a doubt describe what the world is going through as traumatic. I’m familiar with trauma, I’m a survivor myself & I coach my clients through past & present traumatic experiences via mindfulness, meditation, mindset coaching & yoga.
No matter what your definition might be there’s 1 thing I know for sure; healing, growth & change require consistency.
A consistent healing practice makes ALL the difference & right now we all could use a dose of consistency in our lives. The world feels like it’s gone mad and it’s hard to grasp or wrap your head around.
So here’s my challenge for you…
1st – Ask yourself what helps you find peace, calm & healing in times that feel overwhelming, painful, or traumatic? Make a list, of let’s say 10-20 things that elicit the above mentioned feelings. It might be therapy, a support group, meditation, going for a walk, taking a bath, journaling, talking to someone you love, the possibilities are endless.
2nd – Commit to incorporating at least 6 of these things into your schedule. Feel free to do more, but don’t do less than 6. I want you to actually put it on your calendar, like you would a meeting for work or an appointment with your doctor. Each week, for 6 weeks, I want you to do at least 1 thing from your list that brings balance, consistency, peace, calm & healing back into your life.
You’d be surprised how healing a little consistency can be, how “normal” it can make you feel when the world around you is everything but, how much more balanced you’ll feel when you incorporate even 1 thing into your schedule that makes you feel a little less like you’re spiraling & are lacking control over traumatic experiences that are no fault of your own.
Present code COVIDAUG2020 to pay what you can for the entire month of August – We’re here to make health & wellness accessible for all.