One of the most powerful practices my clients with emotional eating and overeating struggles use in our healing work is….writing. Over 23 years ago I began a writing practice. I really had no idea what it would become to me…and I had no idea the ways it would serve my clients.
I saw the myriad powerful and undeniable benefits of daily writing and ‘purging’ onto the page. Having a way to clear out the clutter and distraction… the heavy and the dark, the incessant and the petty.
Writing helps neutralize and quiet all the NOISE that our brains love to grasp onto.. .We can’t help it, we are wired for fear.
There are a few powerful ways to move energy, to clear it from our bodies/minds….Writing and physical movement. And if meditation is part of your daily self love (which of course would benefit you), moving out the noisy and distracting first, can make a big difference, and make it easier to sit quietly in whatever form of meditation you practice.
I am a big fan of the purge form of writing for this.. No beautiful notebooks, no fancy pens… I think of it like taking out the trash… Functional, move it out of your body onto the page…
Talking about things, or thinking about them… does not accomplish the same thing.
If our bodies are the ‘container’ for all these thoughts, memories, feelings… we need to drain a little off the top so there is room for creation, for peace and quiet, for love.. without the fear and the worry and the obsessive swirl, without all the noise of past and future.
Now more than ever.. writing will help to heal and quiet your nervous system. We need all the help we can get.. we need practices that will truly help support us, focus us, clear the debris and the fears that we are all working with now.
A writing practice… is different from creative writing or certain kinds of journaling… all valuable, all wonderful.. but different.. This is functional, therapeutic, and mostly about clearing energy so you can breathe and find the truest parts of you that are creative, alive, unfettered, soulful, heartFULL… But first you have to take out the ‘trash’.
My clients that have practiced this kind of writing have, hands down, had the most powerful results, been able to make the most powerful shifts in their lives.. When we regularly make space for what wants to come through us, interesting things happen, and healing happens.
I want that for you. And…I can help. As always, I’d love to talk to you. Informally, at a time that’s convenient, to see how I can help you create what is yours, and release what is not. Message me via the contact page