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feelings and judgementLearning to acknowledge your feelings is a big part of recovery. Whether you are facing trauma, addiction, or mental health challenges, you will need to acknowledge what you are feeling. Feelings are powerful, and they help us learn our triggers, understand situations, and work through our past. Facing feelings can be tough and scary, though. Here are a few reasons you may be fighting to acknowledge your feelings. 


  1. We Judge Ourselves for Feeling the Feeling

Many of us judge ourselves far more than anyone else does. When we learn why we feel like we feel, we can better work through our past. 


  1. Outside Judgment

Regardless of what you are going through, surrounding yourself with others who support you and bring positivity into your life is crucial. Many times we fear outside judgment when there really isn’t any. Other times we are surrounded by people who judge us in a way that brings down our spirit and hurts our mental health. Learning not to let the judgment of others affect you is a powerful tool and one worth taking the time to develop. 


  1. We Worry the Feeling Will Never End

When faced with something negative, it can feel as if the hurt will never end. You may worry that if you fully acknowledge how much pain you are in, that the pain will never completely leave. The truth is when we acknowledge our feelings, we can better understand them. There is a good chance that what you are feeling is a combination of many emotions from many events all bottled together. When we shift through and understand where our feelings are coming from, we can better know how to work through them in a healthy and productive manner. 


Everyone is on a unique healing journey. We are all facing different challenges, different pasts, and different goals. One major part of the recovery process is acknowledging our feelings. We need to admit how experiences affect us so we can learn the right tools and skills to handle those situations and feelings better. Whether you are facing mental health challenges, trauma, or addiction, understanding your feelings and fully feeling them is important for successfully working through recovery. Here at The Guest House, we know that everyone is on their own journey with unique challenges ahead of them. We are ready to help. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options and how we can help you at (855) 483-7800.