Well done so far! You are making great progress. You’ve written your story, and you’ve written a letter to your offender as a symbolic confront. I suspect that doing that letter gave you a sense of empowerment and that you felt lighter for doing it, right? Just getting that off your chest is a big relief, I’m sure.
At the same time, though, it is likely that doing this work has brought up many feelings. Even while you do feel lighter for having done the confront, there may still be a part of you that feels quite ‘yukky.’ Your body may be responding in certain ways too, and you may be moody and irritable. Again, that’s to be expected, especially in this first week.
It might also be that, around this time, resistance is really starting to kick in. You might find yourself wavering in your commitment to keep doing this program, finding ways to miss a day or looking for excuses to stop doing it. Recognize the symptoms, love yourself for having the resistance and then make a commitment to yourself to keep going.
In this next unit, things are going to get exciting. What you are going to do may seem a little scary at first, but you are going to feel great afterward, I promise.
However, I do recommend that you have someone you trust either with you or at least standing by, who can support you going through what could be a fairly cathartic experience. Moreover, there is a role they can play which will make having this person physically present very beneficial. You will also need to be in a place where you can make a lot of noise.
The process needs demonstrating, so click Continue to watch a video. Good luck with it.