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  • Vulnerability for Healing Emotional Pain

    Life can be beautifully complex. Many of life’s complexities add depth and beauty to life. However, each of us will also experience numerous events in life that leave us feeling vulnerable. In this blog we will explore the benefits of vulnerability for healing emotional pain in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    “Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in” — Brené Brown

    “If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion, I am not interested in or open to your feedback” — Brené Brown

    Being Your Authentic Self

    Do you struggle to be your true and authentic self? Does it feel too vulnerable to be genuinely happy? Does it feel like you are hiding who you are, as in who you truly are, much or most of time?

    We live in a society that rewards those with courage and valour. And yet, how many of us allow ourselves to be vulnerable?

    We are taught from a young age that it’s good to face our fears, for doing so is often the catalyst for powerful and lasting change and success.

    Think of the amount of courage it takes to allow yourself to be in a position where your heart might get broken. To say “I love you” first. How much courage does it take to put yourself out there and make new friends? Go for that promotion? Rely on others instead of only ourselves?

    Vulnerability for Healing Emotional Pain in Winnipeg

    We know the obvious benefits of courage. Wars are won, people who do bad things are put in jail, people are saved from burning buildings…. But how can we benefit from being vulnerable?

    Vulnerability for Healing Emotional Pain Can Lead to More Intimacy

    Opening up to another human being and sharing your deepest emotions is what ultimately builds healthy and lasting relationships. When we expose our authentic selves, we set ourselves up for potential heartache, yes, but also for ultimate connection.

    Vulnerability for Healing Emotional Pain Can Lead to Better Self-Worth

    Being vulnerable also allows us to accept ourselves as we are, flaws and all. This helps us to STOP comparing ourselves to others and experience a tremendous boost in our self-esteem and self-worth.

    Vulnerability Begets Compassion

    Getting comfortable with our own vulnerability means we can also be comfortable with others’. And this means, in those times when the people in our lives show their vulnerability to us, we can respond with compassion.

    Start the Journey Towards Vulnerability for Healing Emotional Pain

    As they say, the journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. Your journey toward embracing your own vulnerabilities will also start with a single step. This may mean spending more quiet time alone. It may mean spending more time with loved-ones. It may mean the next time a good friend asks, “how are you?” you tell them the truth. You take a risk and share about how you are really doing.

    It may also mean digging deep and uncovering some old wounds and pain that you have been ignoring. And for this part of the journey, you may want to consider seeking guidance from a trained therapist who can offer tools and advice.

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