Experiencing mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression can disconnect you from your inner power. Recovery is what allows you to get back in touch with the innate, intuitive, and powerful parts of yourself that you become disconnected from as a result of mental illness. You can get used to barely getting by, and you may not even have the awareness that feeling connected to yourself is possible.
Anchoring Into Hope
Hope is trusting that a desire you have will come to fruition. You can access hope through remembering your goals, reminding yourself that the feelings you feel will not last forever, and seeing that others on a similar journey have made it through.
Reconnecting With Your True Self
As you unpack trauma, old and unhealthy ways of being, and identities or beliefs that no longer serve you, you may feel lighter and more like yourself.
As you continue to unpack who you have had to be in the past, you may find there is naturally more space for you to remember who you truly are. Beginning to build a relationship with this part of yourself can allow you to make decisions from your authentic self rather than your performed self.
Cultivating Safety to Be You
You may have learned through childhood that it is not safe to be who you are. Experiences in co-dependent family systems can often create the story that you are not safe to be who you are, think what you think, and feel what you feel. This can cause incongruence in who you know your authentic self to be and who you show up as in certain relationships.
Through healing, you are also choosing to allow yourself to rekindle a relationship with your authentic self. The more you connect with and express these parts of you that have been repressed, the safer you can feel to be who you are, regardless of what others may think.
Reconnecting with and anchoring into your true self and where your power lies is a result of healing. Healing also entails anchoring into hope, trusting your process, and cultivating safety to be you. This takes time, the process is not linear but it is worth it even when it feels hard.
Experiencing mental illness and substance use can leave individuals feeling disconnected from themselves. Self-esteem and confidence may be low and seem to be gone forever. At Avalon Malibu, we understand how traumatic circumstances can disconnect you from your true self. We also know how possible it is for you to regain self-esteem, confidence, and inner trust. Our team is here to guide you to discover what this means, looks like, and feels like for you. If you are ready to begin your journey to recovery, call Avalon Malibu today at (844) 857-5992.