That is the whole premise I base my professional life on. Everything will start from the inside and work its way out, whether that is physical, emotional or spiritual healing.
That last one, spiritual, its the one that tends to be forgotten or almost frowned upon but we are not one-dimensional beings and spiritual healing is every bit as important as the physical and emotional healing. I will put my hand up at this point and say I am Christian and it is as much a part of who I am as my physical and mental wellbeing and will also add that your spiritual beliefs are yours and should be treated as being as important as your physical and mental wellbeing.
In fact, it can play a huge part in speeding up the emotional healing because many of us have been injured intentionally or unintentionally on a spiritual level.
People think that if they put on their glad rags and a smile and that everything looks okay on the outside that it will be fine on the inside as well.
Sure, we have to do these things to boost our serotonin levels and give ourselves the feelgood factor but when you work on the inside stuff it radiates outwards and will eventually show itself to the outside world. (A little hint here – any influencer who tells you they have got their sh*t together usually will not have and are in turmoil on one of the three levels. I will put my hand up right here and tell you I am a work in progress and will always be so I will never have my sh*t together!).
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight on the outside without first having worked on the inside you will lose it but as sure as night follows day it will go back on over time if you don’t deal with the inner stuff.
And it’s not until you start dealing with the issues that are behind your weight gain (yes there are people with hormonal problems that find it really difficult to shift the pounds) and change your emotional habits, that you will see a real difference.
And that’s not easy either. Because it takes belief in yourself, it takes perseverance, and consistency. They are the three areas they fall down on change.
You have to persevere and make sure that you keep going even when it doesn’t feel right, you have to practice the change on a daily basis and believe you can get to where you want to go.