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Embracing Wholeness: A Journey of Emotional Healing

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Emotional distress can be experienced in all forms without warning. It doesn't choose a place or time and can be felt in all sorts of ways such as anger, boredom, mood swings, sadness, addictions, compulsive behavior and other self- sabotaging behaviors. While some may rely on prescription drugs as constituted by the mental health care system, others may prefer to cope through emotional healing.


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Emotional healing is a process that involves addressing and resolving emotional wounds, traumas, or challenges in order to achieve a sense of wholeness, inner peace, and well-being. It is about acknowledging and working through painful emotions, developing self-awareness, and adopting healthy coping mechanisms. Here are some steps and practices that can contribute to emotional healing:


1. Mindfulness and Meditation

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Incorporate mindfulness and meditation practices into your routine. These techniques can help you cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce stress, and foster emotional resilience. Mindfulness can also help you observe your emotions without judgment and cultivate a sense of acceptance.


2. Acknowledge and Validate Your Emotions

Allow yourself to feel and express your emotions without judgment. Recognise that it's normal to experience a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, fear, and frustration.


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3. Expressive Outlets

Find healthy ways to express your emotions. This can include journaling, art therapy, dancing, singing, or any other creative outlet that allows you to channel and release your emotions in a constructive manner.



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4. Awareness and Self-Reflection

Take time to reflect on your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Try to understand the root causes of your emotional wounds or triggers. Self-awareness can provide valuable insights and help you identify patterns that may be contributing to your emotional struggles.


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5. Practice Self-Care

Engage in activities that promote self-care and self-nurturing that can include engaging in hobbies, exercising, getting enough restful sleep, eating a balanced diet, and spending time in nature. Taking care of your physical and mental well-being is essential for emotional healing.


It's important to reach out to trusted friends, family members, or professionals who can offer support and guidance. Consider talking to a therapist, counselor, or support group where you can share your experiences and receive assistance in navigating your emotional healing journey.


7. Set Boundaries

Establish healthy boundaries in your relationships to protect your emotional well-being. Learn to say no when necessary and prioritise your own needs and feelings.


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8. Forgiveness and Letting Go


Consider working towards forgiveness, both for yourself and others. Holding onto grudges and resentment can hinder the healing process. Letting go of past pain allows you to free yourself from emotional burdens and move forward with a lighter heart.



9. Time and Patience

Remember that emotional healing is a process that takes time and varies for everyone. Be patient with yourself and celebrate small victories along the way. Healing is not linear, and setbacks may occur, but with persistence, progress is possible.


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10. Professional Help

If your emotional wounds are deeply rooted or interfering with your daily functioning, it may be beneficial to seek professional help from a therapist or counselor. They can provide specialised guidance, support, and therapeutic interventions tailored to your specific needs.


Too much is happening in this modern world that sometimes we struggle to keep up. In the midst of a “new depression epidemic” where emotions are bottled up, everyone is just trying to survive and live one day at a time. Remember that you are not alone, you can learn from experience and grow and heal from them. Healing takes time, and everyone's journey is unique. Be patient with yourself and celebrate small victories along the way. With persistence and self-compassion, you can experience emotional healing and find a greater sense of well-being to feel whole once again.


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