With time, you may start to notice how negatively critical and analytical you’ve been with yourself. You may start to regard your old protective mechanisms with gratitude and understanding, rather than loathing. You might gradually start to accept yourself, your bitterness, and the fact that you have been abused, cheated and broken yet working on the healing procedure.
The more you see these truths, the stronger your awareness will grow. And eventually, it will become a journey of awareness towards discovering, exploring, and rebuilding yourself. That is the ultimate gift of this work. By the end of it all, you have something you never had before. You are a new person altogether.
However, it is necessary to take expert help from a therapist who has a greater knowledge of dealing with these psychological issues you are left behind after the abuse. The success lies in the joint effort of you and your therapist working together for discovering a ‘healed’ you.
Note: This work can take months or years of practice. The change is never sudden; it is rather a gradual shift in the way we perceive, think, feel, and believe. The more we implement these techniques into our lives, the more naturally they are integrated. Eventually, old habits are replaced with new ones.
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