A few weeks ago I stepped outside my comfort zone to share a piece of myself I thought I’d never share.
When I decided to create meditations for @insighttimer I knew I wanted them to reflect the benefits meditation brought to my life, which has been many.
I knew I wanted them to provide tools for trauma survivors, for it was trauma healing meditations that brought me to meditation, to begin with.
Like so many people, maybe even you, I’ve suffered many traumas in my life. Admittedly, I chose unhealthy ways to cope with trauma starting at a young age. Why don’t we learn how to cope with difficult thoughts & feelings in school? In my opinion, this is a much-needed curriculum for most people, all over the world. Don’t get me started, I could talk about this for days, but I’ll spare you 😉
Meditation was an invaluable healing tool for me. It was something I needed & I didn’t even know it. When I realized I needed it I fought it. Was meditation too hippy-dippy? NO! It was everything I needed!
Meditation can help you process trauma in so many healthy ways, I’d like to share how it helped me in hopes that it could help you too 😘
🌙 It normalized my trauma. Surviving trauma can feel lonely & alienating. It can cause you to isolate, because you may feel like no one understands you or what you’ve been through, but you are not alone.
🌙 It’s a support group when you’re not ready for a real support group. It’s a stepping stone during a period of healing when you just want to be alone as you process your feelings.
🌙 Builds healthy coping techniques – Meditation itself is a healthy coping technique, but a lot of meditations also provide breathing exercises, body scanning, journal writing prompts & more.
🌙 Builds resilience – Nothing helped me bounce back from difficult experiences, thoughts & feelings like meditation & the more I meditate the more resilient I become.
🌙 Clarity & Meaning – Healing meditations helped me make sense of feelings & emotions, which made them easier to deal with & less frequent. It also gave meaning to my experience & inspired me to help others who were in need.
Happy healing fellow trauma survivors 😘🙌🏽❤️
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