With daily panic attacks, rage, and anxiety, I had difficulty focusing on one task at a time, unable to sit quietly with my children. Reading a book was next to impossible.
One day, I picked up my older (3 years) child in anger and “threw her in bed”. At that moment I had a vision that her neck broke; just a picture flashing by. Scared out of my mind, I dropped to the floor in yet another panic attack. That day I stormed into my therapist’s office and demanded to know why she had not offered me medication.
And what she said put me on the journey I am on now.
“If I offer you medication, I offer you an umbrella. You will not feel the rain, but you will not feel the sunshine either.” I felt stuck. I asked her, “So, when I close the umbrella, I have still not figured out how to deal with the weather, right?” Her answer, “Nope!”
That’s when I understood that MY healing had to come from my core. I had to find a way to deal with the weather.
In 2006, after a total of 16 years of researching, studying, begging, and trying, I learned about the concept of “Body-awareness,” and how the body can “hold on” to memories of traumatic events. This new knowledge changed my life.
Getting Unstuck helped me feel as if I had come to, as if I had emerged from living in a fog. I came alive!
It changed my life. It saved my marriage. It saved my relationship with my children.
I realized that ANYBODY could learn how to be with their emotions. ANYBODY could heal. If I can GET UN-STUCK, so can YOU!”
In short: The getting unstuck process works because it starts with the core. It starts with you, and it starts with love.