Episode 3 of the A Gutsy Girl podcast surrounds emotional healing for your journey.
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Now that we’ve made it to episode 3, I’m starting to get a cadence down for sharing all the information from each episode.
Moving forward, I will have the show notes first, and then all other topical thoughts below them.
Remember what I said in the Episode 2 post,
The happy-medium for me is that the articles I write here are more about quality than quantity now. And furthermore, the days when a podcast airs, the blog post will surround and enhance that topic so that if you choose to not listen to the podcast, you’ll still get something (different, though) out of the information.
So here we go.
Episode 3: Emotional Healing Show Notes
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Circle of Healing
Probably my favorite part of the discussion is when Natalie discusses her concept around the circle of healing.
It resonated so well for me that I was able to put it into a simple illustration to help you translate it for your own journey.
- Enneagram – I’m a type 4, you can find out what you are by going to the link
- Connect with Natalie on Instagram
- Work with Natalie
- Emotional and Mental Deep Dive for Gut Healing
Don’t Miss These Thoughts
- You see, so often healing the gut in order to heal our lives is viewed through a microscopic lens. And that lens only sees diet, supplements, and medications.
- Everything we experience creates a response in the body.
- Healing is not a linear process with our human curriculum.
- It’s not that life gets easier, you get smoother. It’s how you navigate it when you feel it.
- Natalie’s top three letters she thinks everyone should write.
- Love does not know time and it does not know space.
- Natalie’s #1 piece of advice to the Gutsy community.
- “Everything is energy.” + Natalie’s 2 other personal convictions around gut health and gut healing.
- Remember your own power.
More from A Gutsy Girl
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During my conversation with Natalie, she mentions,
Hold up the mirror to help guide you back to you.
And while this can take on different meanings, I wanted to share a little more about mirror therapy as it relations to emotional healing. In other words, while she didn’t literally mean mirror therapy, the act of engaging in mirror therapy is a real thing.
First, when we think of mirror therapy, it’s usually for this:
Mirror therapy is a type of therapy that uses vision to treat the pain that people with amputated limbs sometimes feel in their missing limbs. Mirror therapy does this by tricking the brain: it gives the illusion that the missing limb is moving, as the person looks at the real, remaining limb in a mirror. (source)
But, in fact, many use it for emotional healing.
According to Psychology Today, there are four important research findings from psychology and neuroscience on how mirrors and reflections support our psychological well-being. They include:
- Reflections help us develop our sense of self.
- They allow us to shift our perspective.
- Reflections make us less socially awkward.
- They ground us in our bodies.
Mindful states that looking in the mirror can help you stay present with yourself, manage the intensity of your emotions, and tap into a new inner strength.
The goal with mirror therapy is not to look into the mirror at your self for physical criticism. Instead, the goal is to sit, be present with oneself and honor everything that comes up in doing so.
37 Self Healing Quotes
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Found on various pages via Healing Blooms from Within for extra daily inspiration.
- Believe it, darling. You are loved.
- Rewrite your story.
- Beginnings are scary….
- Self-care is not selfish.
- I won’t quit just because today was not my best.
- Small steps every day.
- I’m working on myself, for myself.
- Dear body, I love you.
- I am enough.
- Girl, do it for you.
- Start somewhere.
- Trust your struggle.
- Mindset is everything.
- The storm will pass.
- You have so much to offer.
- 2 steps forward and 1 step back is better than nothing at all.
- Never forget how capable you are.
- Interrupt anxiety with gratitude.
- Little by little.
- I breathe in confidence, I exhale fear.
- Celebrate every tiny victory.
- Girl, you already have what it takes.
- In order to heal, we must first forgive … and sometimes the person we must forgive is ourselves. – Mila Bron
- Big girls do cry. (Natalie)
- We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present. – Marianne Williamson
- Some people cannot be cured, but everyone can heal. – unknown
- If there’s life, there is hope. – Stephen Hawking
- Had to walk the rocks to see the mountain view. – Lyric from Lead Of Love by Caedmon’s Call
- The wound is the place where the Light enters you. – Rumi
- Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. – Tori Amos
- Our sorrows and wounds are only healed when we touch them with compassion – Buddha
- We cannot selectively numb emotions. When we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions. – Brené Brown
- They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds. – Mexican Proverb
- I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him. – C. S. Lewis
- Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. – Pema Chodron
- Your inner critic is simply a part of you that needs more self-love. –Amy Leigh Mercree
- If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down. – Buddha
Self Healing Letter Prompts…
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- To: my younger self / a forgiveness letter (a very specific place and time, a place where you feel a lot of shame) (Natalie’s recommendation)
- Dear: Mom and/or Dad (the things you want to say to them that you feel you can’t say to them – or didn’t get the chance to say, if they have passed)
- To: the person who has hurt me the most
- If I weren’t afraid, I would….
- It’s important that I work on myself because/for….
- These are the top 3 things I value about myself….
- Go back to the time when grief hit you hardest. Recall the events, emotions, sights, smells, everything. Write it out; process. Accept the story so you can make more sense of it.
- Break silence. Write a letter about a topic you’ve never spoken out loud about before. Break your own, internal silence. Remember, you don’t have to share these letters with anyone, if you don’t want.
- Rewrite a story. If there is something you’ve been telling yourself on repeat even though you know it’s not true, rewrite it. Write out the story you want to believe and live out. Then read those words daily to yourself.
- The biggest lie I ever told (to myself or someone else) was…..
- These are the top 3 things I know I need to change/work on for a better relationship with myself, my family, my friends…..
- I have been clinging so tightly to this/these things, and it’s time to let it/them go…..
Natalie recommends pen to paper vs. typing on your compute.
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