Personally I believe that the saying ‘time is the greatest healer’ is a total myth.
The truth is that time does not heal, but taking action and working through stuff does!
To prove my point, I recently read a case study about a 76 year old woman who was having hypnosis for anxiety.
The skilled hypnosis gently regressed the lady back to the start of her problems, where she was just 4 years old, being abused by a family member.
Suddenly the lady became overwhelmed with intense emotion and felt how she would have as a 4yr old.
This lady had never experienced these emotions as a girl; she had instead frozen them and locked them deep into her unconscious mind and went through life, avoiding certain situations and having unexplained physical symptoms.
So time did not make a single bit of difference to this lady’s healing of her trauma!
As children we often don’t have the resources to deal with and work through extreme negative emotions. However, as adults we have a responsibility towards our own health and well-being.
As the famous psychotherapist Nathaniel Branden said:
The first step toward change is awareness, the second step is acceptance.
Moving forward I invite you to speak to your loved ones, friends, colleagues or even a stranger about something that is bothering you . . . .
Because guess what?
Life’s too short to carry around unnecessary baggage.
Try it, I guarantee you will feel lighter.