As a person who went to school for and earned a degree in Psychology, I have read many books regarding this subject of abuse, neglect and trauma. Some of the graduate courses I took in Family and Individual Counseling required us to have patients and we recorded the sessions to be critiqued as a class with our professor. Even then I was frustrated with the process of diagnosing a person with a disorder rather than to bring healing and freedom from triggers.
What traditional therapy does is diagnose and help cope with symptoms. What inner healing does is make the person whole. It heals them, just like we heal disease of the body. It is my belief that inner healing can restore our “person”, our well being.
It is easy when we are dealing with a physical illness to desire a diagnosis. We see a doctor, get tested and get diagnosed so we can get medicine or start some kind of treatment. But what happens when you have an identity wound? A wound that strikes right at the heart of what you believe about yourself. You cannot get a blood test and have someone tell you to take this pill three times a day until it is better. I am that person that can help you determine which wounds you are carrying and how they act as a lens from which to view the world, thus distorting it.
I want to walk alongside you to find the healing and wholeness that you deserve and desire. I want to help you identify the wounds and heal them.
We are called to bring people truth, life and love but many of us are wounded from abuse, neglect or trauma. Being abused has a very real and powerful effect on shaping our identity. To merely dismiss that and label someone as being “disordered” is, in my opinion, causing more damage and keeps our pain and cries for help unheard.
Identity wounds distort our ability to love ourselves, to love others and to love or know our God. Instead of dealing with the real issue, our identity wounds, people are being diagnosed with a disorder. Ironically, the worst thing you could do to someone with identity wounds is to give them an identity as being “disordered”.
Our experiences in and through our bodies shape our understandings and beliefs and those beliefs can bind us up in such a way that we act on those beliefs in disordered ways. Let me help you discover what is blocking you.
When a person experiences a trauma it creates a deep wound penetrating our identity and distorting our beliefs. I will help you identify what beliefs you have formed in response to trauma and rightly order them as well as your responses to what triggers you.
A person with identity wounds is unable to base their value and their worth on truth but instead their identity is reliant upon others. Is this something you’re struggling to be set free from? I can help you.
The only one that can give us our identities is God because He is truth, life and love from an unchanging source.
What if you have “God” wounds preventing you from going to God for this identity? Many people with sexual abuse wounds and other traumatic wounds form childhood have such a problem and I was no exception. If you are struggling from religion wounds or God wounds, this is a great place for us to start!
I have opened up some time in my week for Life Coaching sessions. The Life Coaching sessions are 60 minutes long and include a digital workbook and a Wounds Chart for you to begin identifying what is triggering you and why. If you are interested in one of the few spots on my weekly calendar, please email me at EmbracingYourGreatness@gmail.com. The cost is a donation of $50 for an hour-long session and all resources are included.