Monthly Archives: August 2018

Excavating Wounds

Everyone has wounds.  You cannot escape life without getting hurt emotionally, physically or mentally. It is a part of life.  But if you chose not to heal the wound, it will negatively affect the quality of your life and will rob you of energy.

Most people don’t want to talk about their wounds, but there is a process of healing that occurs when you are willing to release the pain and begin the journey to wholeness.  Wounds can occur in childhood, adolescences or adulthood.  To heal them, we need to excavate their roots or they will continue to grow and manifest as anger, anxiety and depression.

There are many theories on psychotherapy and healing.  One theory reports that if we do not process the trauma or wound, it will stay in our energy field (emotionally, mentally or physically) and can later metastasize into a physical problem or illness.  Talking and writing assist in releasing the wound and ignites the healing process, shifting it out of the body (physical which affects emotional and mental).

Everyone struggles with everyday stressors and past traumas, but you are not meant to carry these wounds for a lifetime.  Be kind to yourself, begin the healing process and excavate old painful experiences and traumas out of your system, so that you can live a happier, lighter life in the present.

Attachment to Anxiety

Most people experience anxiety on some level, whether it is mild, moderate or severe at different stages in their lives, but when anxiety prevents you from making healthy choices or moving forward, then it may be out of control.

There are many reasons for anxiety and a variety of successful treatments.  The first step is to look deeper into the anxiety and access where it originates from?  Did you have a parent who was in a constant state of worry or fear?  Sometimes parents do not have healthy coping skills and often unintentionally pass their anxiety onto their children.  Sometimes people stay in a state of anxiety because they don’t know how to free themselves from constant worry.  Although you may feel that you cannot control the anxiety, there are several methods to help you release the stress and tension both mentally and physically.

Some people just generally worry more than others.  I have heard clients say, “This is who I am”, taking on the role of anxiety as a part of their personality.  In life, at times, we can become so used to living in a constant worried or anxious state that we do not know what it feels like to be peaceful or relaxed.

Below is a list of popular and effective treatments that will help you feel calmer and healthier:

Talk to a Counselor who can help you identify the best method for you personally
Mindful Breathing
Yoga
Qiqong
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
Anxiety Tip:

Focus on your breathing 3 minutes a day to help ground yourself into your body.  Whenever you do anything physical, it helps you to reconnect with your body and get out of your mind (where anxiety lives).

Therapeutic Tool for Depression, Anger and Self-Esteem

The Dirty Cloud Maker

 Available on Amazon, Kindle, Apple Store and Google Play

The Dirty Cloud Maker is a therapeutic tool addressing anger, depression, and self-esteem issues in children and adolescents.

Read along with the paperback version, or use the interactive story app that allows children to pop dirty clouds and make negative emotions disappear as they journey with the Dirty Cloud Maker as he transforms his dark and miserable world to a joy filled happy life.

The Dirty Cloud Maker is an inspirational story about an angry troubled character who turns his bad thoughts into dark dirty clouds and sends them out into the universe where they negatively affect others.

The Dirty Cloud Maker is a reminder of the power of choices, and how each choice we make either brings us closer to happiness or leads us deeper into despair.

Available on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Cloud-Maker-Karolee-Bulak/dp/1721216847/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1533213981&sr=8-2&keywords=the+dirty+cloud+maker

 

Kindle:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FNH5FQ4

 

Apple Story App (Interactive):

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dirty-cloud/id1406543017?mt=8

 

Google Play (Android):

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=book.KaroleeBulak.TheDirtyCloudMaker