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.
I am reading about this very thing in Charles Craft’s book, Deep Wounds, Deep Healing. Here is a quote, “it is highly unlikely, probably impossible, that people who are not willing to work at their healing will receive much benefit from prayer ministry. Though there may be exceptions, as a general rule, we can assume that not even God will work against people’s will.”
All of Charles Kraft’s books are very helpful and the one your reading is one of his best. Besides all of PM’s books that are without exception, some of the best available, you might try John and Paula Sanford’s “Transformation of the inner man” and “Healing the wounded Spirit” Their ministry is http://www.elijahhouse.org that is based in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.
They do excellent work and have an ongoing counseling ministry. They also have excellent books.
They have been at this for years and are gentle people.
Your reading one of C.Craft’s best books. (all of them are, really) PM’s books are some of the best available, even better than an education at a seminary.
Try John and Paula Sanford’s “Tansformation of the Inner Man” or “Healing the wounded Spirit”,(Great books!) if you would like to know more on these issues.
Better yet, go to their web site http://www.elijahhouse.org and scan their library. They are based in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.
They have been at this for many years and are very gentle.
Also Leif Hetland’s video about the healing the orphaned spirit on PM’s blog is priceless.
Your approach is so workable, easy and effective, I have been able to lead someone i. A room full of people through the process, and hear how their heart is lighter.
Been able to do this with myself, which too often seems impractical with more complex approaches.
A big thanks for sharing this with us in post and in a really fine book!
Some one IN a full room….
Glad it’s helped you David!
some events are tears to commemorate the loss. not tears of grief but an acknowledgment of something that changed my life on a cellular level. PM’s book is a way to change that out. i’ve read Leif Hetland, excellent description of the orphan spirit and how to recognize it, but not so much on telling it to go get fried or fixing it in my own life and the lives that have been affected by the various unhealed places in me including that one.
PM is a changed man by his own application of the book he wrote, so that in its own is valid. 🙂