Recovering from Emotional Abuse
Updated: Apr 4
Every client has a story. Many come in fatigued from the stress of jobs, family, and relationships. If your job is to actually assist other people in their recovery, that fatigue is elevated. Enter Jessica, a social worker and part-time therapist who gives and gives until it hurts, literally. Additionally, she was carrying old wounds from an emotionally abusive marriage. This type of trauma, like any physical trauma, takes time and care to heal.
In our sessions, I worked to balance Jessica's chakras. Taking additional time at the heart chakra. When any of these energy centers are blocked or overextended, it can contribute to a variety of physical and spiritual ailments. Yes, emotions can live in our tissues until healed or released. Reiki energy healing can balance the chakra and help release the pain and heal. Like any therapy, it is a process.
Following the session, we discussed the journey to heal from emotional abuse. Imagine in The Matrix movies that instead of dodging bullets, Neo is dodging insults. In the early films, he flees, and later he learns to manipulate his body to evade fire. As his knowledge and spirituality grow, he becomes aware that insults, like bullets, can be stopped mid-flight. No running, twisting, or turning, simply acknowledging that they can no longer hurt him. But it took time, understanding, and training to reach this epiphany. Healing from emotional abuse has a similar journey.
Below is information about emotional abuse and the steps to recovery. Reiki energy healing can be a complementary therapy in this recovery.
When people think of abuse, it tends to be something physical that leaves visible marks. Yet, emotional abuse leaves invisible wounds that are just as damaging.
Emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior in which the perpetrator insults, humiliates, and generally instills fear in an individual in order to control them. The individual's reality may become distorted as they internalize the abuse as their own failings.
People who suffer emotional abuse can experience short-term difficulties such as confusion, fear, difficulty concentrating, and low confidence, as well as nightmares, aches, and a racing heart. Long-term repercussions may include anxiety, insomnia, and social withdrawal.
Emotional abuse is a type of trauma. Working with mental health professionals can help you acknowledge the abuse, rebuild your sense of self, learn how to develop self-compassion. They can also help you rebuild self-esteem, and strategize ways to cope when triggered.
Additionally, energy healing can provide safe and gentle release of patterns of your past, empowering and balancing your life in the present for a bright future.
Most importantly, give yourself time to heal.