Five Steps to Healing
Trauma is like being pierced with a sword.
Step One – Acknowledge the Sword (This is when you see how your life, your health, your relationships are affected by trauma aka the sword)
Step Two – Remove the Sword (This can really hurt, just like pulling a sword out of your body, but like the sword, it has an end point and doesn’t last forever.)
Step Three – Heal the Wound (This is where you practice the loads of healing techniques out there and find the ones that work for you. You alter your old negative voice track in your head to a positive healthy and supportive one.)
Step Four – Use Your Sword (This is when you learn to change your behavior from victim to thriver. Instead of being triggered by past trauma and projecting your past onto your present relationships, you learn to use your sword to cut away negative thoughts, reactions, and old abusive behaviors.)
Step Five – Practice Sword Play (This is when trauma and recovery are not longer in your vocabulary 24/7 and you’re reclaiming playtime in your life, learning to use your sword aka your life experiences to do creative things in the world with love instead of vengeance.)