Telling Your Story and Emotional Healing
I’ve been continuing to work with people who have identified their need to be healed of emotional trauma. One of the keys to emotional healing is the recognition by the person who needs healing that something is wrong and it needs to be addressed. I receive questions from people asking how they can help someone who doesn’t feel they need help. My answer is to pray for them to become aware that they need help, because until they sense something is wrong, there is no way to help them. I believe that as the Holy Spirit begins to work with someone He wants to heal, He stirs up their emotions and the uncomfortable feelings caused by emotionally traumatic events begin to surface more frequently. As these uncomfortable emotions come up, they may eventually seek help. At that point, they’re a perfect candidate for emotional healing.
The process I use for emotional healing is pretty straightforward. I have the person recall the most traumatic events they can remember one at a time. As they do, I ask them to identify the specific emotions they feel and we ask Jesus to take the emotions and heal the wound in their soul caused by them. The next step is to have them remember the event again. Again I ask them to identify any negative emotions they feel. Once more they give the emotions to Jesus and He heals the wound in their soul. We do this as often as needed until they can recall the event without feeling any negative emotions. The meme below speaks to the reality of emotional healing. When you can tell your story and it doesn’t make you cry, you know you have been healed. For many types of emotional trauma it really is that simple. If you’d like more information on healing emotional trauma, you might check out my e-book Emotional Healing in 3 Easy Steps.