It was a lonely transition, but one I was lucky to share with lightworkers I trusted to gently guide me as I built myself stronger than ever before. 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, I felt that deep knowing in my gut and watched my direction as a healer unfold. In 2017, I began my formal training in meditation, mindfulness and the chakra energy systems. The intensive study and daily practice taught me how to be the observer of my experiences and deeply connect with my mind, body and spirit. 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.
Following my gut, I found Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping). The trauma-informed technique empowered me to acknowledge painful experiences while dissolving 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 felt smothered by the weight of my past.
I’m only human, still learning and growing from my experiences and my relationships. I have struggled with self-worth, depression and anxiety. I have felt paralyzed by fear, and overwhelmed by stress and other people’s judgement of me. A recovering people pleaser, I’ve had to learn how to hold boundaries and develop healthy communication skills. Just like many, I’ve had to create daily self-care practices and realign my work/life balance.
While I learned to hold space for myself, I cultivated the skill of holding space for others to heal and grow also.