by Joanne Deaker @reconnectme_nz
Taking a step back and witnessing or observing ourselves when we become triggered is an important step in helping our emotional well being.
This can be challenging especially initially so please go easy on yourself... a momentary pause before a reaction is a good start, with the reaction reflected on later.
Things to observe and/or reflect on:
At some stage in your past a traumatic imprint was created. Trauma is what happens within us and not what happened to us. Various events in our lives, even apparently ‘minor’ ones (especially if they are repeated), can deeply affect us and bring up various emotions. When we perceive a ‘new’ event as similar to our past imprinted event, we become triggered and tend to repeat the same reaction we have in the past.
Breaking these patterns begins with awareness, being able to feel into our body and allowing the emotion to pass before responding. All much easier said than done!
Wishing you all the best in this crazy human life journey.