I work with people who share their most uncomfortable truths, shame and inner thoughts with me. Through the rich experience of space holding and mentoring many different people over so many years it's clear to me that most of us are fighting similar yet uniquely individual battles.
We struggle with self-worth, self-acceptance and how to work with shame or fear and move forward at the same time.
We battle with relationships, integrating old wounds and opening ourselves up to receive.
We wrestle with pain and mental health, desires for a lighter life experience and lack of skills to get there.
When we talk about these things we often overlook that our body is experiencing it along with us. I remind people to notice their bodies and pay attention to the communication it is giving them.
One of the common places tension manifests when people share their shadow self with me is tightness in their throat and chest.
If you relate to this, I have some simple and easily accessible advice...use your voice. Speak your truth maybe outloud to yourself as you drive in your car. Scream into a pillow and give your feelings room to flow out of you. Sing or chant a powerful song or mantra. Practice speaking even when it feels really uncomfortable to do so in safe spaces. Attend my Women's Circles if you're local to Greenville.
Use your voice friends, tune into your body and make some noise.