5 Steps To Heal An Emotional Wound

 / 

,
Steps To Heal An Emotional Wound

Unlike physical wounds, an emotional wound causes pain at a deep psychological level and is far more damaging. An emotional wound is hard, but not impossible to heal!

The human mind, without a doubt, is the most powerful tool to ever exist on Earth. At its peak, there is no comparison to what it can think and achieve. However, at its vale, you will be surprised at the amount of darkness you could find there. Turning on the light there is not really as easy as Dumbledore made it sound. Even with a full-fledged wand.

The darkness we feel is more than often a manifestation of some sort of emotional grief − or wound if you please.

We have put together a process that you may follow to help heal an emotional wound. This would probably be a good time to mention that this article is not to be mistaken for professional guidance or therapy. Look at it as a letter from a distant friend who simply cares for anybody reading it.

How to heal your emotional wound?

Step 1: Accept that there is a problem.

For any sort of defect, you cannot hope to fix it if you refuse to acknowledge it. Examine your feelings. You may use your peers’ general feelings as a guide. Find out what is unusual about your emotions than theirs − if there is any. (Do not convince yourself of having a problem if you clearly don’t have one.) This may not be a helpful approach at all times though. Use any means to identify what is wrong. Once you actively start looking for the problem, you will find it. When you finally find it, start by telling it back to yourself. Talk it out or write it down. Try using the first-person pronoun: ‘I feel…’ , ‘I think I am so-and-so because…’ , ‘I know I am hurt because …’, etc.

Related: Effects of Growing Up as an Unloved Child and How To Heal

Step 2: Share your finds.

Sharing out your thoughts is considered healthy – both physically and psychologically. Talking to yourself is just the first step, because, it is clear that you are not capable of thinking up a solution. If you were, you’d have already found a way out of this darkness, and not so far into this article.

Choose a person. A correct person who you are comfortable with and whom you trust to listen to you without judging: it could be a parent (or even both), grandparents, sibling, cousin, best friend, any elder, a teacher, or even a counselor if needed. Whoever it might be, just talk. While talking, try not to make it sound like a sad story. You have to get over thinking of yourself as the victim. You are fighting this darkness − you are not a victim. You are a fighter right now.

Related: 6 Reasons Why People Who Cry Are Actually Much Stronger and Healthier Than Those Who Don’t

Try to look for something to be thankful for in whatever you are upset about and hold on to it. It could be something as simple as − I am going to be alright. It’s not so bad, really.

Step 3: Accept, love, and nurture yourself.

Sometimes, your guilt, your hurt, your misery can make you feel negative about your body. It could get very tempting to inflict the pain of your emotions onto your body. It would be a good idea to treat yourself as three different entities: your mind (that will be you), your heart and your body.

Decide which of them is the epicenter of the hurt − that would mostly be your mind or your heart, or both − and utilize the remaining ones to support the rest through this dark time. Treat your three entities as each other’s best friends. If at least one of them is unscathed or protected, all three will eventually be fine.

Related: 12 Tips To Self-Love And Compassion

One of the best medicines, after laughter, is sleep. (Anybody telling you otherwise has a long way to go.) Sleep regularly. Emotions can tire you out as easily as any physical activity.

Apart from that, eat properly. If you don’t feel hungry, fix three times − for breakfast, lunch and dinner − and eat substantial stuff (and not the low carb, low fat, low taste nonsense) on your own. Maybe you will be force-feeding, but it will take your body a long way.

Related: And This Is How We Heal

Indulge in activities that you normally love. It is okay to feel happy. Your mind will try to tell you that you deserve to not be happy. But that is a lie. Ignore your mind: you have a right to feel happy for your heart and body. Read, go on walks, cook, sing, hum, paint − do things. Utilize your time. Nurture yourself. Take care of yourself. Love yourself through it. You deserve it.

Step 4: Forgive and forget.

An important part of moving on is to give up what is holding you back. The only way to do it is by forgiving whoever you believe is responsible for it. Be it somebody else, some event or even you yourself: everybody deserves to be forgiven. However big the offense seems to you, however hard it feels to let go of the hurt or guilt, however unfair it feels, just… let it go. That, essentially, is the best closure you will ever get. It is also the only way to forget its gory parts and heal your emotional wound.

Related: I Am Hurting But I Am Also Healing

Step 5: Move on.

Life is supposed to be lived. Remember the three best friends (your mind, your heart, and your body)? They need to live − for each other. Remember All for one and one for all. Nothing that hasn’t killed you yet, can kill you even now. Moving on from time as dark as this is the bravest thing you will ever do for yourself, and you must. It can only go uphill from here. There is so much to do, so much to see, so much to explore, so much to discover. And you can do it all.

You are the best superhero you will ever get to save yourself and those three best friends. Be it.

Related video:

Are you ready to heal your emotional wound?


emotional wound
Steps To Heal An Emotional Wound Pin

— Share —

— About the Author —

Response

Leave a Reply



Up Next

6 Signs Of High Functioning PTSD: The Silent Battle Within

Signs Of High Functioning PTSD: The Silent Battle Within

You must have heard of high functioning anxiety, and just like that, high functioning PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is also a thing. And understanding what it is, is very important for understanding how complex trauma can be. Well, what is high functioning PTSD?

High functioning PTSD is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder that often goes unnoticed because those affected by it seem to have it all together on the surface. But beneath that seemingly calm exterior, the battle rages on.

Today, we are going to explore six important signs that are going to help you identify if you or someone you know is dealing with high functioning PTSD. So, let’s begin, shall we?

Related:



Up Next

7 Telltale Signs Of Unresolved Trauma: Recognizing The Invisible Scars

Telltale Signs Of Unresolved Trauma

Have you ever felt like you’re carrying a weight but you don’t know how it got there? And this heavy feeling is always showing up in unexpected ways. The thing is all of us have had experiences that have changed us in many ways, but the scars still remain. I am talking about unresolved trauma and the signs of unresolved trauma.

Most of the time, it’s easy to ignore or suppress what we feel emotionally, however, but ignoring the signs of unresolved emotional trauma will lead to more problems in the future.

Let’s take a closer look at the seven glaring signs that are telling you that it’s high time you take som



Up Next

How To Help A Grieving Loved One: Embracing Empathy

How To Help A Grieving Loved One: Embracing Empathy

When you see someone you love grieving, it can hit hard, and might even make you feel helpless. If your intention is to support a grieving loved one, then you have come to the right place. This article is going to talk about how to help a grieving loved one, and helping someone who is grieving.

KEY POINTS

It’s natural to want to make a grieving loved one “feel better,” but the task should be to help them feel less isolated.

Some well-meaning statements can cause feelings of isolation for those experiencing grief.

It’s important to show grieving loved ones caring, presen



Up Next

What Is Enmeshment Trauma? Understanding The Depths And Impact Of Emotional Entanglement

What Is Enmeshment Trauma? Ways To Break Free

Are you over-burdened by the needs, desires, expectations and emotions of people around you? Do setting healthy and strong boundaries feel impossible for you? If so, you may be experiencing enmeshment trauma. But what is enmeshment trauma and how to heal enmeshment trauma? Let’s find out.

What is Enmeshment Trauma?

Enmeshment trauma is a psychological condition that arises from extreme closeness and blurred boundaries in relationships, making you feel overwhelmed and detached from your own self. 

It is a form of psychological distress caused by an unhealthy relationship where there is no individuality. It usually



Up Next

How To Deal With Trauma Triggers In A Relationship: 6 Strategies for Healing and Connection

How To Deal With Trauma Triggers In A Relationship: Tips

Ever felt extremely emotional or overwhelmed while interacting with your partner? Do you feel distant or exhausted by specific situations and behaviors of loved ones? Trauma triggers in a relationship can severely affect the emotional and mental health of both partners. That’s why it is crucial for you to learn how to deal with trauma triggers in a relationship.

Whether you are dating someone with relationship trauma or you are the one who is dealing with such emotional turmoil, understanding the interplay of trauma and relationships can help you better manage these triggers and build healthier and more positive relationships.

What are Trauma Triggers in a Relationship?



Up Next

8 Tips For Healing Attachment Trauma And Building Healthy Connections

Tips For Healing Attachment Trauma and Embracing Freedom

Are you trapped in a cycle of toxic relationships? Do you often ask yourself why you are unable to build or maintain loving, healthy relationships? When you are constantly haunted by past trauma, it can be difficult to connect with others. Understanding the importance of healing attachment trauma can improve your ability to trust others and build more positive relationships.

Trauma is a deep-rooted psychological and emotional wound that can have a profound impact in different aspects of our lives. Learning to identify and overcome certain negative experiences from our past can empower us to build healthy attachment bonds.

So today we are going to explore what is attachment trauma, signs of attachment trauma in adults and attachment trauma treatment. Let’s dive in.



Up Next

The Impact Of Distorted Childhood: 11 Mental Disorders Caused By Childhood Trauma

Childhood Shadows: Mental Disorders Caused By Childhood Trauma

Ever wonder how your childhood experiences shaped you as an individual? Our childhood has a really strong impact in our adult lives and most of the time we don’t even realize how deep this impact is. While positive childhood experiences can boost our self-esteem and confidence, negative and traumatic experiences can lead to serious mental illness. Let’s explore the different mental disorders caused by childhood trauma.

Childhood is an important part of our lives as it strongly influences our physical, mental and emotional development. However, it is also a period when we can become vulnerable to traumatic experiences that can wreak havoc on our mental well-being. 

Today, let us explore the complex relationship between mental illness and childhood trauma and learn “how can childhood trauma affect mental health?”, while exploring