In my last post I talked about a client who I recently worked with to access her anger reaction in the moment through Somatic Experiencing. She had been hanging onto her anger over a conversation with a friend. Instead of confronting the friend in the moment, she struggled to suppress her reaction and then, later on, to forgive her friend.
These are the four powerful steps that I taught her to improve her internal alarm system:
Forgiveness is part of a healing process in which we take responsibility for what we are feeling. We free ourselves of the people who might have hurt us.
Recognizing our internal alarm signals and paying attention to our warning sensations can pave the path to forgiveness and, as a result, have additional health benefits.
Follow these 4 simple steps for an alarm signal tune-up:
Appreciate your body's wisdom and commit to noticing its alarm signals earlier, honoring them (not suppressing them) and expressing yourself honestly with kindness toward others and yourself.
© Susanne Babbel Ph.D. MFT