Chunk of Chocolate Rehab" Growth and healing can be messy,' Carrie Eddins
As you start your very own healing process with Chocolate Rehab, or another process, you will discover that at times it can be messy.. Sometimes, we forget this, especially as grown adults, we have long forgotten the literal growing pains of getting taller, and developing certain parts of our anatomy, or you know getting your first period am obviously talking as a lady to the ladies here ( sorry gents..) I mean, seriously, I started mine on a beach on the Isle of Wight, and I thought I had done a number two,…I was only ten at the time, so I let myself off the hook big time.. I didn't even know what a tampon was..lol….But the forced growth after that, to sort myself out, each month, was pretty challenging; without going into to too much detail; organising the necessary protection remembering to actually use it, and change it! Messy, painful and downright embarrassing!!! … am sure you get the picture..
Now, obviously healing your addiction to chocolate is slightly different, whilst no literal blood involved, the healing and transforming of your often long-held daily rituals and routines can be messy at times, and actually quite painful and scary.
Sometimes, it can get worse before it gets better, which honestly is perfectly natural and normal; especially when you have not been able to express yourself emotionally very much, if at all then it can be very overwhelming. I invite you to journal out your feelings, if the emotions are too much, especially, as it can help you to get to know them better and to understand them.
By writing out the following questions, and responding to them, it can help you to get in touch with your emotions, which can help you to feel better, and help you a lot in your healing process.
1. Today I am feeling.
2. I am now feeling…
3. I feel…
These are very simple and actually quite powerful, and can help you to move the emotions out of your heart and onto the paper. Do not pressurise yourself into feeling that you need to write pages and pages, just even writing a few words, or just odd words, such as fed up, bored, stressed, lonely, unloved, stuck, overwhelmed, will help as daft as it sounds.
If that doesn't feel right, find a close friend, or relative and just ask them to just listen as you express yourself in this way. I understand that this can feel awkward just keep going and it will become easier with practice and in time.
i have found watching Romantic Comedies my absolute favourite genre, helps me to process emotions, and listening to and singing to music, as well as a good chat too:) We are all so different, so find what feels right for you, always. I cannot watch many films, especially violent thrillers, as I am too sensitive, but if that works for you, go for it. if it helps you in a healthy way to release emotions, to support your healing process, then go for it!
If you are finding that you are just becoming more stuck, and it's just too much, and too overwhelming, then I do suggest looking for external help, of a professional counsellor, healer or coach to support you in this process. We all need a bit of extra help and support at times in our lives and it is nothing to be ashamed about, rather celebrated as you are open to learning and growing and developing which is what life is all about.
In the meantime, be as gentle as a little child on yourself, give yourself more love, more care and empathy and compassion than you might have previously ever attempted, especially at this time, when you could well be feeling very delicate. I know I could not have got to where I am without the help of my friends and family listening to me with patience, love, care and compassion, not at all.
' You gotta feel to heal,' so go for it, gently and slowly x
Love ya !
Remember you are not alone, you are loved and loveable right here, right now with or without your chocolate addiction. Remember too that there is nothing wrong with you, and that nothing needs fixing!!!! Healing your addiction to chocolate, with Chocolate Rehab is just about learning to love yourself more than chocolate, at the heart of it .
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