By Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.
When you know the structure of silence, you hold the key to healing emotional abuse from within. Now this may sound simple or it may sound profound, depending on your relationship to being quiet within.
Knowing silence and being familiar with navigating its structure is like knowing any other cleansing process. For example, you know how to bathe your body. You know lathering up and rinsing off is part of cleansing.
The Structure of Silence
There is structure to silence as there is routine to bathing. The structure of silence is fluid and at the same time concrete. It opens up to you…you not to it. It reveals itself effortlessly as though it has a life of its own.
You cannot make it happen, though you can inspire its happening. As it reveals itself to you, you have options. You can enable it or your can dismantle it. You can dance within its structure or you can shatter it with intentional mental chatter.
Emotional Healing through Silence
The absence of intentional purposeful mental activity, characteristic of silence, is the basis from which healing happens. It is out from the restive state (the mind at rest) that restoration occurs.
Enabling silence by honoring its structure sets in motion the requisite state for healing to occur…as bathing is to cleansing. Now stay with me here, because I know you have in your own experience those moments when all is clear…all is still…
Silence and Healing Emotional Trauma
What does silence have to do with healing trauma? Everything. Trauma can be seen as the antitheses of silence. It’s the disruption of harmony and well-being. When trauma is met with silence, it normalizes.
If you have experienced the trauma of emotional abuse or if you are currently experiencing this trauma, introduce silence into your routine. Let yourself become familiar with its structure. Allow the healing effect of silence to overcome you and then revel in the transformation of the trauma.
This is something you can do at no cost financially, on your own and in your own space. You don’t have to go anywhere to get it. You don’t have to spend anything to have it. You don’t need others to bring it to you. It yours for the taking…
If this is unfamiliar to you, seek to learn more about self-repair, healing from within and the structure of silence. You will discover a silver lining that will support you as long as you allow.
For more insights about healing from domestic abuse, visit http://www.preventabusiverelationships.com/healing_from_within.php
Jeanne King, Ph.D. helps people worldwide break the cycle of domestic abuse and find wholeness, happiness and harmony. Psychologist, Author, Consultant, Expert Witness
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