Creating a Healing Environment

You can’t heal what you don’t acknowledge
— Jack Canfield

"Where do I start?" This is one of the most common questions I hear as a health coach.  

The truth is, the only place you can start is exactly where you are. This can look different for everybody. Each of us are so different with unique circumstances, bodies and constitutions. Just as there is no one diet that works for every person, there is also no one starting line to begin at either. There is only one person who can give you answers on what you need to do and change to heal and treat your body - YOU!  

Settle up. 

Look around you and begin to locate yourself on the map, how can you possibly know what direction to go in with out knowing where you are starting?  

Physically, emotionally, mentally, environmentally, spiritually. Begin to be curious, what does your right now look like? Is it clean, quality and satisfying? If not, where is it messy? What do you wish you could replace this mess with?

Healing can not take place in a mess.

Wounds can not heal properly until they are washed. Take stock of where you are and do it without judgement.  Do not criticize yourself for what you discover, simply begin to build the muscle of self awareness.  It's easiest to keep a journal dedicated to what you notice. Keep track long enough and you will begin to recognize patterns. With every pattern you discover ask yourself: do I enjoy doing this thing I do? Is this voice I hear every day serving my ultimate health goals? Are the behaviors I have noticed ultimately what I want for myself?  If not, what needs to change?  Are there certain things about yourself not likely to change? How can you shift into appreciation for them?

Every little layer works to shift the environment in which we live.  Whether it is cleaning up a room, cleaning up a diet or cleaning up the relationships around you, every layer builds on another to produce the space for healing to take place. One layer at a time.

My passion as a health coach supports this journey of discovery for every client I work with. Creating the space to heal should feel empowering, fun and satisfying in order for sustainable change to occur.  

Settle up. Clean up. Rebuild.

Do you have support to create the environment you need to heal and thrive? Do you feel lost looking for your starting line? I would love to hear from you. Leave me a comment or connect with me by email. Let me help you find your first step.

 

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Jen King