In the emotional realm when hurt and pain leaves us wounded and feeling vulnerable, Instead of enjoying the life and zeal of those around us, we often tend to become avoidant, steering clear of human interaction.
I call it Soul-Guarding.
Heather seems to be a nice and confident girl. She freely communicates through writing and texting, but in person she is completely withdrawn. Her non-verbals scream a clear message, “Stay away from me.” She intentionally rejects any display of warmth while in person, yet later through writing she will open up.
Jessica is shy, yet friendly, until you engage her more personally. Then she coils up and … Continue Reading ››
Learning to Feel again after trauma is scary and temporarily painful. But feeling what you’re feeling is a powerful step to healing, as we learn to process the past instead of numbing out.