Self Healing – How to Deal With Emotional and Physical Wounds

If you are suffering from a physical or mental condition, you may wonder whether your body can heal itself. Fortunately, it does!

Self healing involves a variety of approaches. These include meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, acupuncture, imagery and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Inner wounds

Emotional wounds are a result of negative experiences and can be difficult to get to the root of. They can create unhealthy habits such as depression, anxiety, anger, self-harm, addictions, eating disorders and many other problems.

These types of emotional wounds can also have a significant impact on your ability to form healthy relationships with others. They may be a result of abuse, neglect, loss or other traumas.

There are several ways to heal your emotional wounds naturally. The first step is to understand what the wound is.

A wound is a break in the skin that allows tissue damage and bleeding to occur. Wounds can be either open or closed, depending on how much of the skin is damaged and whether it is exposed to the outside environment.

Healing a wound is a process that includes inflammatory cells, platelets and fibroblasts. These cells bind to the injury site and bring cytokines and growth factors to help repair the damage.

Physical wounds

Physical wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissue. They can be open or closed and can include cuts, scrapes, bruises, and punctured skin.

The healing process is complex and requires inflammatory, vascular and connective tissue cells working together over time. The physiology of wounds is similar to that of a symphony orchestra.

Various factors can affect the ability of our bodies to heal from wounds, including anxiety and stress. These can be treated through the use of stress reduction and mind-body techniques that promote greater self awareness, assertiveness, and empowerment.

Physical wounds can be healed by cleaning away dirt and stopping bleeding, assessing for associated organ damage, closing the wound with stitches, and other methods. Similarly, emotional wounds can be healed through the same means.

Mental wounds

One of the biggest challenges in self healing is identifying and dealing with emotional wounds. A number of psychological effects can have a significant effect on the healing process including anxiety, depression and stress. This may well be a result of the heightened sense of vulnerability and control that people experience following a traumatic event (Kiecolt, 1995).

As is the case with physical wounds, some patients exhibit impressive resilience when faced with adversity. Taking the opportunity to utilise patients’ strengths and foster positive adaptation may be the smart move for contemporary health care providers. A recent systematic review of the literature has uncovered that whilst the field of medicine is littered with studies that have attempted to improve patient outcomes, there is a paucity of evidence that focuses on resilience in the context of living with a wound. Using an unbiased and evidence based approach may well provide practitioners with the ammunition they need to enact a new wave of positive change in this area.

Spiritual wounds

Spiritual wounds are often hard to spot and can be a limiting factor in someone’s healing. Fortunately, there are several ways to help people heal their wounds.

Wound care clinicians may use meditation, relaxation, and other mind-body techniques as part of the treatment plan for their patients. These approaches can promote self-awareness and increase the patient’s self-worth.

Some of these methods also encourage the patient to take more responsibility for their own healing process, which is often a step in the right direction towards better health and well-being.

Spiritual wounds can be caused by trauma, untapped potential, or a failure to live a soul intention in an earlier lifetime. The following are 5 common soul wounds of lightworkers: