OPEN YOUR HEART – GIVE YOUR LIFE A CHANCE
OPEN YOUR HEART BY ENDING YOUR EMOTIONAL ADDICTION
Like any type of addiction, emotional addiction can take hold of our lives, but sometimes we are very unaware of its influence and effects.
We all carry old emotional scars and wounds AND we all have the ability to heal, learn, grow and thrive.
How we view our lives and where we put our power is the determining factor in how we feel.
Once we realize what our story is and how it’s playing out in our minds and hearts, we have the ability to consciously reflect and literally catch ourselves when old dark feelings surface.
IT’S TIME: Open your heart. Give your life a chance!
Through this workshop, you will be gently and expertly guided through a process of identifying and healing from your emotional addiction so that you can truly thrive. From the heart, honestly – are you ready?
Leave behind the toxic emotions of resentment, shame, guilt, being violated or defensiveness in your story and see if you can create (soul) space for the “now”.
You may choose to have the opportunity to have a new experience; living out your “desires” instead of your “shoulds”.
It’s so liberating to be truly present and satisfying the life we want.
The fear disappears. We stop being chained to the beliefs of others…playing darling. We can choose to do something new, loving, and kind for ourselves or others and to immerse ourselves in the reality of “now.”
For many of us it is also very scary to feel so free. There is what I call a “ghost” affect.
Paradoxically, being free of the old emotional and energetic imprints can make us feel like we are giving up on ourselves. To betray the violated in us. But that’s not true.
Your (life) story will never be deleted. But neither does it need to haunt you or control your daily experiences. The characters were real. The experiences really happened. And the combination of these things has made you feel a certain way as well as creating fear and sometimes trauma. These things confirm this as your story.
The “ghost” affect means: we voluntarily rewind to the rewind again and again! So many people in their lives refuse to change characters or plot based on guilt. Blame is shame’s scary cousin. Guilt is the “ought” that fights your “wants” and leads to emotional addiction.
How is emotional addiction different from other addictions?
Emotional addiction shares many similarities with other addictions in that we have a focal point to deal with life’s difficulties. The main difference is that we attach ourselves to specific feelings to deal with or validate various fears or insecurities that we carry within. I would like to note that many of the other addictions, which are essentially coping strategies and self-sabotaging behaviors, are mostly the result of our emotional addictions.
In essence, emotional addiction is usually triggered by a pain response that we don’t want to experience cognitively, but become so used to feeling that we crave it as an unhealthy strategy in our efforts to deal with the world. These experiences also confirm certain negative beliefs we hold about our self-image.
What are some examples of emotional addictions that are helped in this seminar?
We often become addicted to pain. I realize that pain addiction sounds counter-intuitive since most of us want to be happy and healthy. But when we were younger, if we built negative beliefs about ourselves (or the world) to defend or protect the wounded parts, we continue a pattern of beliefs and behaviors that perpetuate our negative beliefs about ourselves or our lives .
This can be something like “I’m not good enough” or just feeling like we’re waiting for the other shoe to drop or thinking “I’m unlovable” and these come from past experiences when we neglected, bullied, embarrassed, or felt inferior.
The baseline that is formed is very powerful and becomes part of our emotional and energetic imprint that establishes itself as perceived truth in our full body systems. Even when we want something different for ourselves, the negative beliefs or painful memories create a repeating cycle.
How do you know if you are an emotional addict? How does that show up in your life?
The easiest way to tell if you’re an emotional addict is to recognize the repetitive or familiar feelings that haunt us in different relationships or circumstances. Sometimes this happens more in our personal relationships; Other times we notice the feelings in our workplace.
We often hear people say they attract the same type of person or dynamic. That would be a signal that there is a habitual pattern within us that needs attention. Similarly, in our friendships or at work, when we constantly struggle with authority, jealousy, inferiority, or conflicts of a repetitive nature, the pattern is often at play.
What makes us close our hearts?
Many people have an emotional addiction to loneliness. It’s a deep sense of loneliness that, although you don’t like it, feels like home. This pattern shows up in relationships of all kinds, and finding fault with others or keeping certain people at bay is a way of keeping the cycle going. Then, when you feel sort of “safe,” you don’t experience pain, but the familiar feeling of loneliness. So we see ourselves perpetuating the cycles, unknowingly creating a reality that feeds the pain (= closed heart) and instead of the healthy as well as vibrant creative connections we truly desire.
It’s uncomfortable to take responsibility for these situations, but we need to look at why we either invite people with similar characteristics to “the others” who have caused us pain, or how we sabotage situations with assumptions, actions, or reactions, stemming from our own lack of self-confidence and self-denial. We do this because we are looking for confirmation that our limited and false beliefs about ourselves are true. = Confirmation of emotional addiction and “the right” to keep our closed hearts.
Unfortunately, when we don’t have these difficult feelings and let go, these negative beliefs feel so real that we often don’t know how to be. That’s why I created this seminar, to help people create a new reality for themselves.
Let’s say a person is in a relationship with someone who has past trauma or unresolved issues. Would this seminar be good for you?
Yes, because this seminar is not about understanding the other person, but about understanding ourselves. The truth is that when we are in these relationships, we need to look at the parts of ourselves that are unresolved. These parts of us are looking for a solution or a hit.
What to expect in this seminar:
The purpose of this workshop is to help you recognize the ways in which you are caught or “addicted” to habitual responses to life, and how you can learn to choose a different, more loving path, whereby you ( d) can experience a life of freedom, joy and true happiness.
This seminar provides the essential inputs about living in fearlessness, aliveness and true spiritual awakening. The content shows how to stop getting stuck and going in circles; offers you a direct path to a life full of true joy, love and happiness. It represents a powerful approach to living life.
You are loved and lovable. You are brave and strong. You are worthy and valued. YOUR presence here makes all the difference in the world. We need you and we want you to be healthy, happy and free.
Use this seminar to become present in your own life.
- Your truth vs. your story
- The issues and quality of getting addicted and an exercise to solve them.
- Should vs. Wants; Break Responsibility
- shame and guilt
- Ways to unravel patterns of self-denial.
- Learn how to share and let others participate, how to express yourself authentically
- Self-Love Recovery
- Recognize healthy boundaries
- Silence the inner critic
- Thoughts vs Feelings
- Find peace and break the cycle of generational trauma
- Compassion & Forgiveness
- Find courage and build self-confidence
Price: € 375 incl. statutory VATNext date: August 26 + 27, 2023from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Kirchberg/Tyrol