Tips from a chronic pain recovery therapist
Did you know that keeping secrets is hard on your mind and your body?
Holding in secrets is meant to protect us from the repercussions of telling. Unfortunately, holding it in takes a toll on your body.
The desire to assert your truth is pushing your body’s gas pedal. The fear of it coming out is hitting your body’s break pedal. The assertive energy from the gas is trapped by the tightening constriction of the break.
The result is tension and discomfort that may show up as emotional and/or physical distress.
It may not feel or even be safe to shout your truth from the hilltops right now. But you do need a safe place to let it out of your body.
Journaling ✍️ it onto the page 📄 could be a starting point. Here are two writing prompts that might help ease you into it:
1️⃣ “Dear fear of speaking my truth, what are you feeling? What would you like me to know? What are you trying to protect me from?”
2️⃣ “Dear need to speak my truth, what are you feeling? What would you like me to know? What are you trying to protect me from?”
If you try this expressive writing exercise, I’d love to know how it goes for you. 💕
With warmth, gentleness and steady encouragement,
➡️ If you need support with chronic pain and anxiety, take my FREE QUIZ called “Why the *bleep* am I still in pain?!” so I can help you get some clarity.
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