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Healing vs. Fixing Ourselves

Too Broken to Be Fixed

As we’re working to recover, one of the things we want to shift is the attitude we have towards ourselves and our recovery work. Are we thinking of our personal development as working to heal ourselves, or as trying to fix our brokenness? Do we feel whole within ourselves with some things we want to work on, or do we feel incomplete as we are, with no way to make ourselves whole again? When we emphasize fixing ourselves, we tend to be operating from an energy of self-condemnation. We think we’re not good enough, not valuable enough, not strong enough as who we are. We feel we need to become someone completely new and different. We feel we need to fix these damaged, broken pieces of ourselves in order to be good enough. We’re operating from a place of fear, fears of inadequacy, inferiority, unworthiness, failure, and judgment. This fearful, self-condemning way of perceiving ourselves affects how we go about our recovery. We become self-sabotaging, self-destructive and self-harming. We inhibit our own progress and stall our recovery because we think we’re too broken to be fixed.

Evolution of Healing

We can experience huge energetic shifts within ourselves when we start viewing our recovery work as healing ourselves rather than fixing ourselves. With one small word change, we’re transforming our entire attitude. We’re seeing ourselves as evolving, as developing ourselves, as learning, growing and changing, rather than as fixing things about us that make us inadequate. We’re working to become our best, happiest, healthiest selves rather than rejecting the parts of us we don’t like. We’re valuing every version of ourselves that has contributed to the path we’re on and to the person we’re becoming, rather than shunning our past selves because they might have made mistakes or caused us embarrassment and shame. We’re embracing our pain and using it to help us grow. We’re choosing to learn from everything we’ve been through. We’re honoring our past experiences and seeing them for how valuable they are to our healing journey. We’re having acceptance for the challenges in our lives rather than feeling resistant toward them. We’re seeing ourselves as wounded but able to heal, rather than as permanently damaged and in need of fixing.

Perspective Shift

With this one shift in our perspective, we’re taking a softer, more compassionate, more openhearted and forgiving approach with ourselves. We’re opening ourselves to healing and shedding the self-deprecation. We’re becoming more connected to our inner selves, more self-aware, more self-accepting and more self-loving. We’re empowering ourselves to heal and enabling ourselves to make huge transformative change, rather than closing ourselves off to healing out of fear.

At The Guest House Ocala, our recovery programs include many experiential modalities including traditional therapy, conscious connected breathwork, equine therapy, somatic experiencing, art in healing, grief therapy, mindfulness and other forms of therapy.

Call 855-483-7800 today for more information.

3230 Northeast 55th Avenue Silver Springs, FL 34488