1. “The more healers can understand their own wounds and journey of recovery, the better position they are in to guide others through such a process, while recognizing that each person’s journey is unique.” – (“The Dilemma of the Wounded Healer”)
Take ten minutes and journal about your wounds and journey of recovery. Examine how these “wounds” have affected you and your ability to grow. Do you see post-traumatic stress or post-traumatic growth? How have you been resilient? What are ways you still need to heal?
2. “Be a witness – in becoming aware of what you are doing – exactly what you are doing – in any given moment, bear witness to it. Observe it, name it and stand away from it — all at once.”- (“5 Steps for Being Present“)
For one day make an effort to regularly stop for a moment and be fully present. “Be a witness” and become aware of what you are doing and feeling. Name those actions and emotions and then release any stress of tension you may be feeling with an out-breath.
3. “Wounded Healer model of Self Care: Self-awareness, Self-compassion, Self-forgiveness, Cultivating mindfulness” – Soul & Science Lesson
Which of these domains come most easily to you? Which is most difficult? This week, make a goal to improve in one of these areas.