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When you’re in a period of self-healing, it’s essential to get back to basics. We can forget how good something as simple as a nourishing hot bath, a home-cooked meal, or a barefoot walk can be.
Whether navigating a period of burnout, healing from trauma, awakening to your spiritual side, or at any other stage of self-healing, I want you to remember that you’re not alone and don’t have to do this alone. This post isn’t offering techniques to replace core healing interventions like therapy or intentional coaching but rather to provide gentle accompaniments you can do alongside additional support.
Consider the three core aspects of your being: your mind, body and soul. Which areas are you more in need of supportive healing right now? How can you bring these three elements more into balance?
If you have struggled to create a self-care or morning routine, this is an excellent way of thinking about it. How can I take care of my mind? My body? And my SOUL today? And then do at least one thing for each.
There are also habits and routines we can integrate into our lives that nourish all three of our mind, body and soul simultaneously, which will be unique to you. For me, hiking nourishes my mindset exercises my body, and my soul comes alive in the forest. What activity nourishes your mind, body, AND soul? How can you be doing MORE of that?
Then, take the time ACTUALLY to SCHEDULE daily time for yourself on your calendar. You don’t have to predefine what you’ll do every day, but take the time to schedule a time on your calendar each day to take inventory of your mind, body and soul, if even just a few moments.
Reading a soul-aligned personal development or spiritual book is a therapeutic and healing way of learning more about yourself. There are countless self-help and personal development books on the market, and not all are created equal, trust me!
I read alot, so I put together a guide of the BEST personal development books (at least from the ones I’ve read!)
Here are a few of my ALL TIME favourites that I would recommend for someone in a self-healing stage of their journey:
Nature is one of the most remarkable healers available to us, spiritually and scientifically! If you want to understand more about nature’s beautiful science and healing benefits, read Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (a book I read during the year following a traumatic experience that was deeply transformational and healing).
Not only do plants provide us with the air we breathe, but there’s also nowhere like a forest to ground yourself and remind yourself that you’re simply a spirit having a human experience.
Getting out in nature can be unique to you and what you have available in your backyard. Even in cities, excellent green spaces like parks and walking trails are typically available for you to find your bliss.
Journaling is one of the most therapeutic and beneficial resources for supporting your self-help and self-healing. It is also regularly used as a complement to coaching and therapeutic work. It allows us to release experiences and emotions rather than suppress them, which is critical to any self-healing journey.
A regular journaling practice has so many benefits, including an improved ability to cope with anxiety and depression, organization of our thoughts to boost productivity and creativity, as well as helping raise awareness of your subconscious thought patterns to create sustainable change.
Playing and creating are pathways to truly surrendering to your healing. Your inner child (a part of self we all have that longs to be nourished, seen and heard) responds well to play and will heal you in many ways.
What did you love to do as a child?
What were your favourite ways to play?
What did you like to create?
Tap into some of these activities this week!
As I mentioned in the Mind, Body, Soul section, hiking for me feels pleasing and nourishing for my mind, body and soul. And as someone who lives with anxiety, physical activity is one of the most significant ways to move anxious emotions and feelings out of the body.
There’s so much power in voicing your story and sharing it with a soul-aligned person to create a witness for your powerful stories and what you most desire to create with your life. Whether this is a close friend, family member, counsellor or coach, find someone you feel safe sharing your truth with.
Of course, if you’d like a witness to your story and soul’s purpose, I’d be honoured to be your guide.
A self-healing period is excellent for checking in with yourself and what fulfills you. If you’re ready to shift your focus from ‘success’ to fulfillment and understand how to create sustaining, fulfilling habits, watch the Fulfilled workshop!
*This article does not constitute medical or professional advice and is meant to provide gentle accompaniments to support you on your journey of self-healing – not to replace the healing support you may also require at this stage in your journey (such as counselling or therapeutic interventions)
I also speak from personal experience when I say there are periods of healing when self-healing isn’t enough – and there’s so much beauty and strength in recognizing when it’s time to ask for help. As someone who has proudly been going to therapy for 20 years, I highly recommend seeking support during serious life challenges.