It was a lonely transition, but one I was lucky to share with lightworkers I trusted to gently guide me as I built myself back together. More than the physical therapies, I found the emotional healing to have the greatest effects on my overall wellbeing and health.
During my first session with an Arts Therapist, a light bulb switched on as I saw my direction as a healer unfold. In 2017, I began my formal training in meditation, mindfulness and the chakra energy system. The intensive study and daily practice taught me to become the observer of my experiences and connect with my body, mind and spirit in a new way. Through learning Arts Therapy, I began to integrate my aspects of Self, made meaning of my experiences and furthered my understanding of creative expression. I cultivated presence, healing and strengthened my relationship with myself.
And with Emotional Freedom Technique, I became empowered to acknowledge past traumatic experiences, and dissolve the emotional charge they held over me. Letting go of the stress and overwhelm allowed me to begin living my full potential. I no longer feel smothered by the weight of my past.
I’m only human, still learning and growing from my experiences and relationships. I have struggled with self-worth, sadness and anxiety. I have felt paralyzed by fear, and overwhelmed by stress and other people’s judgement of me. I’ve had to learn boundaries and healthy communicate styles, created daily practices and realign my work/life balance, just like everyone else. While I learned to hold space for myself, I cultivated the skill of holding space for others to heal and grow also.