The 7 Healing Spaces
Healing is a big word. When we think of “healing” we may think of healing from an injury or illness. But when we are healing from a narcissistic relationship – it is a LOT more complicated. It’s not just about putting your leg up or drinking more fluids. This is about a holistic approach to your inner and outer worlds. As we start this journey of healing from narcissistic relationships – we are going to break down healing into 7 spaces: thinking, feeling, actions, spirituality, physical health, systemic and cultural, and social. We heal at different paces in these spaces. Some of you may have the physical health figured out – may have gotten out of the relationship and are doing a great job of healthy diet and exercise and taking care of yourself. Some of you may have implemented daily practices like meditation and an integrated focus on meaning and purpose. But at the same time may find that you are still stuck in rumination thought loops, or still avoid people or places from the relationship. This month is time for you to take a tour of your 7 healing spaces – really think deeply about where you are within each space. Where you may need to do a little more work, and what areas you are actually doing well with. Some of these healing spaces were more damaged than others by the relationship(s) so they will require more work.