Gigi, Mental Health

Creating a Safe Mental Space

Hey GIT Girls!

One of the main things I want to share with all of you is how to survive & thrive after trauma or a major life set-back. A lot of people have survived traumas and tragedies, but they’re dead inside.

I was one of them for a long time.

Survivor

Beginning at 8 years old, I endured some very disturbing physical, mental, verbal, and emotional abuse. I lived in a hell of abuse, self-harm, and overwhelming grief for the next 20 years.

It’s difficult to understand how someone could spend 2 decades in intense pain.

But I did. And it is only through the grace of God, intensive treatment, and family support that I am alive today to share my experiences with you. I will absolutely share with you all what I went through soon. Not because I want sympathy or attention. These are not subjects that are easy to talk about, and, frankly, there’s no amount of sympathy that will undo what was done.

I will share my life with you because I fully believe that we are all here to help the next one through.

Helping Hand

 

So I want to share with you the things I have learned through experience, education, and counseling. A key thing that has helped me (and other women who’ve experienced trauma or set backs) is how to create a safe mental space.

Creating a safe mental space is an exercise that can allows you to seek reprieve during stressful or very emotional situations. It can feel silly (I wasn’t a believer) but it can be invaluable in times of feeling overwhelmed. Here is what you do:

Steps

Some Notes!

 

Notes

So, try this exercise and let me know how it works for you. I can do a Youtube video walking you through this exercise. Would that be something you want? Really…let me know. Email me at giginicole@thegitgirlmag.com or leave a comment below.

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Until then…get it together girl!

Gigi xo

Gigi

 

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