Healing and Addictions

There’s been a lot coming up for me around ways we soothe ourselves. Addictions are all designed to self-soothe. Some behaviours we may not connect with addictions are also self-soothing mechanisms. Consciousness is really key – asking if the choice we’re making in this moment is really nourishing us, or if it’s instead distracting us from feeling something. What also came up yesterday was that before (external) shifts, there are indicators of change that begin deep within. These can sometimes trigger the desire to soothe in some way, and again, being aware of what’s underneath the craving or need for a ‘hit’ is one way to ease into the change. There’s nothing wrong with soothing yourself – it’s really vital as you’re healing. The challenge Continue reading Healing and Addictions