Journey to Self-Healing and Exploration

By Mwt Het Heru Nfr Nfraita

Happy New Year Momily family,

We have successfully crossed the threshold of a new calendar year. The start of 2021, in the minds of many, offers a glimmer of hope and the potential for significant change. Contrastingly, for some, the new year can mean the continued experiences of discomfort, frustration, and ongoing struggles. The onset of the new year brings resolutions of commitment and change. Yet, our desires to experience different allow us to look at how we can begin to acknowledge and blend the two views of our “old” self and the “new” person we wish to become. Without throwing the baby out with the bathwater by completely demolishing the person, we have known ourselves to be. We can use the process of self-healing as a tool to begin a journey of self-exploration and balance—the balancing of emotions, thoughts, and actions.

With this balance, we can increase our experiences of comfort, joy, and happiness. We know that access to these feelings is needed in parenting as these help us remain resilient in the face of adversity. The more joy, comfort, and happiness we experience, the easier our children can connect to these feelings. Our emotional well-being is connected to the developing emotional well-being of our children. Therefore, to help us raise children who are equipped with the skills and tools needed to process their own emotions, we have to ensure we can do the same for ourselves. We can develop our skills by exploring mechanisms of self-healing.

Self-healing is defined as a recovery process from psychological disturbances, trauma, anxiety, etc., that is motivated, directed, and guided by the person seeking healing (the patient). Self-healing offers the opportunity to reflect on our present state of being. Then make a plan of action to address whatever comes up during our exploration we want to change. Self-healing builds personal confidence and helps us improve how we deal with stress, anxiety, an