Abuse shuts the mind, the heart and the body down. Your heart becomes so used to pain it forgets what it is to feel joy. Your mind gets so used to hearing all the things that are wrong with you that it starts to believe them as truth. And your body is forced to carry all this negativity and endure the resulting pain of the inevitable self-destructive behaviors. It gets to be too much.
Eventually, those of us who have been abused simply go numb. Or we find ways to numb ourselves. There was a time in my life when I was shut down completely. So I know personally and first-hand how feeling stuck, hopeless and helpless can feel when you are in this place. We think we don’t deserve better. And this belief continues to bring us the experiences that prove that to be true, creating a downward spiral of limitation and negativity that can become pretty daunting to break free from.
But these patterns and their corresponding experiences can be overcome. They have been by me and thousands others! You are not simply a victim of abuse. You are also its victor. I stopped abusing myself with my thoughts, my feelings and my behaviors. And when I stopped abusing myself, it trickled outward. It empowered me to stop letting others abuse me.
You have the power within you to do this. In fact, within you is the only place the power exists. And through The Recreation Coaching process, we will clear the things that stand in the way of you recognizing and reclaiming that power. We will find the root of the patterns of abusive thoughts and feelings that hold you captive in what can be a Groundhog’s Day of self-sabotage and countless false starts.