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Unleashing the Giant Within: Grieving as a Pathway to Healing Trauma


Friends grieving in a field

Hey there, Giant! Today, we're going to embark on a journey that's a bit different from our usual adventures. We're going to talk about something that's often swept under the rug, something that's as essential as it is misunderstood: grieving. Now, before you say, "Oh, not another sob story," hear me out. This isn't about wallowing in sadness. It's about embracing our past, healing our wounds, and growing into the giants we're meant to be. So, grab a cup of tea (or coffee, if you're like me), and let's get started.


The Giant Locked in Ice


Imagine your personality as a giant, powerful, and full of potential. But here's the catch: this giant is trapped in a block of ice. The ice represents the traumas we've experienced, especially during our childhood. These traumas, like it or not, have become a part of us, shaping our personalities and defining our strengths and weaknesses.


Our true self, the giant within, is often overshadowed by these frozen traumas. But here's the good news: we can free the giant. How? By grieving. Yes, you heard it right. Grieving is the warm sun that melts the ice, unlocking our frozen traumas and giving us a chance to change.


Digging into the Ice


Now, you might be thinking, "That sounds great, but how do I start grieving?" Well, it's not as simple as flipping a switch, and it's definitely not a walk in the park. It's more like an archaeological dig into your past, unearthing your childhood experiences, your feelings, your pain, and your sense of betrayal and abandonment.


This process can be incredibly painful, and it's not uncommon for people to avoid it altogether. Many of us dissociate from our traumas, disconnect from our history, and forget that it even happened. But remember, no pain, no gain. To free the giant, we need to face the pain.


The Power of Grieving


When we start grieving, we might feel alone. It's like we're on a deserted island, and everyone else is partying on a cruise ship nearby. But remember, you're not alone. There are therapists who understand the grieving process and can support you through it.


Grieving is not about being a "depressed, miserable person." It's about expressing your grief, your pain, your anger, and your sadness. It's about acknowledging your past and healing from it. It's about freeing the giant within and embracing your true self.


The Giant Awakens


When we grieve, we don't just heal our traumas; we also grow. We become more resilient, more empathetic, and more in tune with our emotions. We start to see the world from a different perspective, a perspective that's more compassionate and understanding.


So, my friend, are you ready to free your giant? Are you ready to embark on the journey of grieving and healing? Let's un-become anything that makes us feel small and become the giant we're meant to be.


Key Takeaways:

  1. Grieving is a powerful tool for healing trauma.

  2. The process involves digging deep into our past and confronting our painful experiences.

  3. Grieving allows us to unlock our true potential and become the 'giants' we're meant to be.

We all have our unique journeys in life, filled with ups and downs, twists and turns. But what if I told you that you don't have to navigate this journey alone?


At 12 Journeys Coaching, we're all about helping you make the most of your journey. Whether you're at a crossroads, facing a mountain, or just need a little guidance, we're here for you.


Our 12 Journeys program is designed to provide you with the tools, insights, and support you need to navigate life's challenges and reach your fullest potential.


So why not take the first step? Visit our website and let us be a part of your journey. Because together, we can make your journey not just a trip, but an adventure of a lifetime.


See you there!


This article was created in collaboration with AI.

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