Emotional abusers can seem to crush the life out of their victims, killing their desire to create, killing their joy in their hobbies, ruining moments of spontaneous joy.
How can victims of emotional abuse find themselves again?
Movement Can Help Victims of Emotional Abus
Some victims of emotional abuse report a feeling of numbness, or that they feel frozen. Movement may feel like an impossible task, but the trauma stored in victims’ bodies wants to be released.
Here are some ways that victims of emotional abuse can use movement to aid in healing:
- Dancing to music that matches your emotions
- Swimming, and allowing yourself to float
- Practicing yoga
Victims of Emotional Abuse Can Use Creativity On Their Healing Journey
Emotional abusers condition victims to believe that they are not creative or good at their own hobbies. This can become debilitating to women over time.
Using creative outlets to express trauma or simply enjoy the moment can aid victims in processing trauma and re-learning how to feel peace.
Victims don’t have to be able to play an instrument or know how to create artwork to use creativity. Some simple ways that women can intentionally create are:
- Trying new recipes
- Sketching their feelings, however they come out on paper
- Painting, including finger painting
- Writing poetry
- Writing letters
- Landscaping and gardening
Meditation: A Powerful Tool For Victims of Emotional Abuse
Meditation is an incredibly powerful tool for victims of emotional abuse. By accessing the subconscious mind, victims can process trauma in a healthy way.
Meditation offers victims the opportunity to express creativity in a unique way that is gentle and healing:
Betrayal Trauma Recovery Supports Victims of Emotional Abuse
At BTR, we know the devastation and grief that victims of emotional abuse suffer when they lose pieces of themselves through trauma.
However, every victim can reclaim herself and experience joy and peace again.
The Betrayal Trauma Recovery Group meets daily in multiple time zones. Join today and begin your healing from emotional abuse.