Intuition and Trauma: How to Heal Through Intuitive Living

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You’ve suffered trauma. Time does help, but tapping into intuitive healing can further the recovery, past the damage, and onto a fulfilling life.

What is meant by healing through intuitive living? It means living in a way that aligns with your true self, your values, and beliefs, to help reinvigorate your state of being. It’s listening and trusting in your intuition.

Looking to tap into your intuition? Start with this must-read beginner’s guide.

I could hear my inner voice whispering “Peace and joy”. It was an internal tug for my life to be filled with moments of peace and joy once again.

As you become increasingly aware of your inner guidance, you’ll find ways to attract your desired goals into your life again – by living and loving intuitively.

Some examples of intuitive healing practices:

  • Meditation
  • Visualization
  • Energy healing
  • Journaling
  • Mantras

By trusting your ‘gut’ and listening to your body, you can develop a deeper understanding of what you need to mend and how to go about doing so.

The following is for general information only. It’s not meant to replace the work of a therapist who specializes in narcissistic abuse in providing the specific support and guidance you need to recover from the trauma and rebuild a sense of self-worth.

What you might be experiencing

My trauma came from narcissistic abuse. I discovered a common symptom of narcissistic abuse syndrome is a feeling of confusion, and an inability to trust your perceptions and feelings. You may find yourself questioning your memory of events, or doubting your feelings and reactions. You may also experience a sense of isolation, as friends and family members may have been manipulated by the narcissist into believing that you are the problem.

Other symptoms can include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and difficulty setting boundaries. You may also struggle with feelings of guilt and shame, even in situations outside the abusive past. You may lack motivation for things you once enjoyed. I would describe it as feeling flat or numb.

I know I suffer some or all of these symptoms at different times and I find myself wondering “What has happened to that once confident person and achiever I was?”.

Meditation to help recover

Meditation is effective as it focuses your mind on the present. By observing your thoughts without judging them during meditation, you can begin to release negative emotions and cultivate a sense of inner peace.

I wrote about how a regular practice of meditation helps develop your intuition.

Another helpful practice is yoga, which not only helps to alleviate physical tension but also promotes emotional restoration by connecting your mind, body, and spirit.

Visualization to heal from the trauma

Visualization involves creating mental images of positive or empowering experiences. By focusing on these images, you can help yourself feel more calm, confident, and resilient.

To use visualization as an intuitive healing practice for narcissistic abuse, start by finding a quiet, comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, letting yourself relax. Then, imagine yourself in a peaceful, safe environment, such as a beach or a forest. Picture yourself surrounded by healing energy and light.

Next, visualize yourself overcoming the effects of the abuse. See yourself standing tall, feeling strong, and confident. Imagine yourself surrounded by people who love and support you. Focus on the positive feelings that come with this image, such as joy, peace, and contentment. By using visualization regularly, you can renew yourself and move forward from the effects of narcissistic abuse.

Journaling to Overcome the effects of abuse and harm

Journaling can be a powerful tool in your journey toward recovery from the effects of narcissistic abuse. As a survivor, you may have experienced emotional manipulation, gaslighting, and other forms of psychological abuse that have left you feeling confused, isolated, and drained. By writing down your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a journal, you can gain clarity, validation, and a sense of empowerment.

As you journal, try to tune in to your intuition. Your inner voice may have been silenced or suppressed by the narcissistic abuser, but it is still there, waiting to be heard. Trust your instincts and write down whatever comes to mind, even if it seems nonsensical or irrelevant. You may be surprised by the insights and revelations that emerge as you allow yourself to be vulnerable and authentic on the page.

Remember that rebuilding self-esteem and confidence after experiencing narcissistic abuse takes time and effort. Journaling is just one tool in your toolkit, but it can be a powerful one. Be gentle with yourself as you explore your thoughts and feelings. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed or triggered, take a break and seek support from a trusted friend, therapist, or support group. You deserve to heal and live a life free from the effects of narcissistic abuse.

Here are some journaling prompts that might help you heal from narcissistic abuse:

  1. What were some of the most hurtful things your abuser said or did to you?
  2. What were some of the ways your abuser made you question your reality or sanity?
  3. How did your abuser make you feel about yourself and your abilities?
  4. How has the abuse affected your ability to trust others?
  5. What are some positive qualities or strengths that you possess that your abuser may have tried to diminish or undermine?
  6. What are some things you would like to say to your abuser if you had the opportunity to confront them?
  7. How has the abuse affected your relationships with others, both romantic and platonic?
  8. Have you noticed any patterns in the types of people you tend to attract in relationships? If so, what are they?
  9. What are some healthy coping mechanisms or self-care practices that have helped you in your healing journey?
  10. What are some affirmations or positive self-talk that you can use to counteract any negative self-beliefs that may have resulted from the abuse?

Remember, journaling can be a powerful tool in healing from trauma and abuse. Take your time with each prompt, and be gentle with yourself as you navigate your healing journey.

Energy healing to help rebuild self-esteem and confidence after experiencing trauma

Energy healing techniques such as Reiki and acupuncture, which address energy flow in the body, can help balance your energy and release energetic blockages.

In Reiki, the practitioner uses their hands to channel energy into the recipient’s body, helping to clear blockages and promote healing. To do this, the practitioner must be able to sense where the energy is needed and how much energy should be applied. This requires a keen sense of intuition, as well as an understanding of the body’s energy systems.

Similarly, acupuncture works by stimulating specific points in the body to promote the flow of energy, or “qi”. Acupuncturists must be able to sense the energy imbalances in the recipient’s body and determine which points to stimulate to restore balance. This also requires a strong intuition and a deep understanding of the body’s energy systems.

Remember, healing from narcissistic abuse is a journey, and it is important to be patient and compassionate with yourself as you work towards recovery. By incorporating these methods into your resilience-building tool kit, you can begin to cultivate a sense of peace and empowerment that will help you to move forward and thrive.

Mantras to focus and calm the mind

Mantras are simple phrases or words that are repeated, either out loud or internally, as a way to focus and calm the mind. When you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, repeating a mantra can help you quiet the negative thoughts and replace them with positive, healing energy. Some examples of mantras that may be helpful for survivors of narcissistic abuse include

  • “I am enough”
  • “I am worthy of love and respect”
  • “I release the pain of the past and embrace a brighter future”

If you’re new to using mantras, it may take a little practice to get comfortable with the technique. Set aside some time each day to sit quietly and repeat your chosen mantra. You may find it helpful to focus on your breath as you repeat the words or to visualize yourself surrounded by healing light. With time and practice, you’ll begin to feel the positive effects of this powerful tool, and you’ll be well on your way to healing from the trauma of narcissistic abuse.

For people like me seeking peace and joy…

7 mantras to attract “peace” and “joy”:

  1. “I am worthy of peace and joy, and I choose to let go of any negativity from my past.”
  2. “My inner peace and joy cannot be taken away by anyone else’s actions or words.”
  3. “I cultivate peace and joy within myself, and I attract positive energy into my life.”
  4. “I release all fear and anxiety, and I allow peace and joy to fill my heart and mind.”
  5. “I am deserving of love, peace, and joy, and I embrace these emotions with open arms.”
  6. “I choose to focus on the present moment and find peace and joy in the small things in life.”
  7. “I am grateful for the peace and joy in my life, and I choose to nourish these feelings every day.”

You have been through a lot. Surviving narcissistic abuse is no easy feat, and it’s understandable if you’re still feeling the effects after dealing with a narcissist. Take time to tune in to your inner voice to help yourself recover.

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Hi, I'm Maj. I'm the founder and editor of this site where you'll find articles about trusting your intuition and looking at synchronicities in everyday life. My articles are based on lived experience and what I discover in literature, research, and other's expressions of their experiences.