How do you feel about your body?
Do you feel connected to it? Safe in it? Or do you feel disconnected, unsafe, and unhappy with how it looks or functions?
If the latter is true for you, I'm here to tell you - you are not alone.
It's a common feeling. Especially for women.
The first step toward healing is awareness.
Acknowledging that there is a problem in the first place and that it's not just "normal" to feel disconnected from your body.
Our physical bodies are one of the most important parts of ourselves. It's how we interact with the world—how we move through it, how we express ourselves, and how others see us.
We think if we just lose weight, everything will be better. If we just got in shape, then we'd finally be happy. But here's the thing: losing weight doesn't fix anything. And being in shape doesn't make you happy either (if it did, every single person who was in shape would be happy).
Your body has been shaped by years of experiences both good and bad: from childhood development through adulthood. And while some parts might be more comfortable than others, there's no part of your body that doesn't deserve to feel safe, supported and loved unconditionally!
So what does actually fix the disconnection?
It's this: Your BODY must "feel" safe.
Not your mind.
Sure we can think and say - I am safe until we are red in the face, but if our body doesn't "feel" safe- we will not resonate with what we are saying- we will continue to feel the disconnect between our body and our mind.
That's why I teach a 21-Day program that helps your body feel safe. Once you learn the simple safety exercises, then you move into supporting your body and then building your capacity to handle whatever comes your way.
You are not alone in this journey of life and I would love to help you and your body feel more safe in this world.
If you would like to learn more about the 21-Day Journey Trauma to Safety click the button below.
If you have questions or just need to talk, you can text me here: 405-655-5424
Special Note: The picture was taken by my good friend and photographer Sonja Forth. When we first started the photography session I was not feeling good about my body- how I looked. She did such a wonderful job helping me to feel safe and supported and by the end of the session; I felt like a beautiful model. (Nothing changed - I didn't magically lose 25 lbs, my arms didn't get more toned, and neither did my legs.) But, I felt comfortable in my body- I connected with it in a way that allowed me to fully be me.
The messages I have received from the ladies currently in the 21-Day Program are connecting with their bodies in a way they haven't in years- they are feeling safe and they are supporting their bodies because they are learning what their bodies need. That brings happiness to my heart.