We experience emotional distress in different ways. The key to minimising the damage from this distress is to learn and implement things that can help to combat the loss.
Here are four things that you can do that will help with emotional healing.
Loving yourself needs time and practice. Both are necessary because perhaps for many love was not a feature of day to day life. Maybe you are accustomed to aggression, distancing and silence. When this was your reality learning to love yourself is crucial to healing. Surround you with people who offer kindness, compassion and sympathy. Find the ones that can be empathic and self-less. When you do, model their behaviour in learning to love you.
For further instructions read books on how others practice self-love. Books are a great source of inspiration and information.
Self-acceptance can be hard when we have not had that modelled to you. Through love and acceptance once from the people around us, we can learn self-acceptance through education.
Sometimes it’s difficult to accept love when we’ve experienced hurt. At those times letting people, and learning to trust can be hard. However, healing means allowing people in because we heal in relationships. In these relationships, you will learn how to love and allowed your self to accept love.
Emotional distress can be heightened through the thoughts we think. Learning to manage negative automatic thoughts will be a game changer in how you approach healing.