I often joke with my girlfriends and clients that for us, guilt is like the Starbucks coffee store: right around the corner.
But there are physical, emotional and spiritual health risks of feeling guilty about everything and letting it control our lives.
Knots in the stomach, fatigue, fogginess, migraines, a weakened immune system and flare ups of UTIs, colds and other immunity related disorders.
Guilt weakens us. Physically it weakens our immunity and emotionally it weakens our sense of wellbeing and confidence.
Guilt does to the soul what cancer does to the body. (Tweet it)
This is an important subject for us as women because we carry guilt over things both small (“I forgot to do the laundry”) to big (“I didn’t take good enough care of my kids/parents”).
Self-debilitating and stressful emotions like guilt can create havoc in a woman’s body, mind and spirit. It eats into our sense of wellbeing and creates toxicity and imbalance within.
Guilt and I go back a long way.
As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I’ve had a long, deep and painful relationship with guilt through most of my teenage and adult years. It took me years of de-conditioning from old patterns and thought-beliefs to finally move into a space where guilt wasn’t the emotion at the front and centre of my decisions. Sure guilt springs up on me ALL the time, but I don’t let it stay. That’s the key. No permanent residence.
I’ve shared these techniques and tools with women in my coaching program and retreats and now I have the opportunity to share them with you online.
It’s time to release this cancerous symptom once and for all. It isn’t serving you and is likely keeping your from living your best life.
Join me for a a special Femfessionals’ global online event on August 21st where I’ll talk about:
- The origin and purpose of guilt
- Emotions that serve as guides vs. emotions that don’t
- An easy and quick technique to say ‘no’
- How to say ‘yes’ to all the important things
- How to deal with guilt when you take time out for yourself
- A great resource to deal with guilt and other stressors
For more info click here: http://bit.ly/1pvmPJw
What effect does guilt have on you? What else should I cover in my talk (even if you can’t attend please share your ideas).