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Embrace The Fun Side Of Healing – A Guide To Overcoming Trauma

Erin Macsymic is a sought-after Celebrity Hypnotherapist and Trauma Specialist. Embracing somatic centered therapies, Erin has designed seamless programs to help people release trauma, tension, and stress from the body. She has dedicated her life to supporting others in acquiring optimal health, self-awareness, happiness and wholeness.

 
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Healing from trauma doesn’t have to be a solemn, daunting journey. It can be an exciting and uplifting adventure filled with creative and enjoyable activities. Here’s your guide to healing trauma in a fun and transformative way!


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1. Art therapy: Paint your emotions

Grab some colorful paints, brushes, and a canvas. Let your emotions flow through your artwork without worrying about the outcome. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner, expressing your feelings through art can be incredibly therapeutic. It’s like having a heart-to-heart with yourself, but way more colorful and fun! Learn more about processing trauma through art here.

 

2. Dance it out: Move with joy

Put on your favorite music and dance like nobody’s watching. Dancing is a fantastic way to release pent-up emotions and stress. It gets your body moving, your heart pumping, and your spirits lifted. Plus, it’s a great way to connect with your inner child and embrace joy. Cultivate more self-love and healing through dance, movement, and shaking out trauma.

 

3. Nature adventures: Heal with green therapy

Step outside and immerse yourself in nature. Go for a hike, have a picnic in the park, or simply lie on the grass and watch the clouds. Nature has a remarkable way of soothing our souls and providing perspective. The fresh air, greenery, and natural beauty can be a balm for your wounded spirit. Melt away stress and recharge with the healing powers of forest bathing!

 

4. Laughter yoga: Giggle away the pain

Yes, laughter yoga is a thing! It combines the benefits of yoga breathing techniques with the joy of laughter. Join a laughter yoga class or watch some hilarious videos to get those giggles flowing. Laughter releases endorphins, reduces stress, and can help you feel lighter and more connected to others. Research has shown laughter therapy has several health benefits.

 

5. Journaling: Write your story

Grab a quirky notebook and some funky pens, and start journaling. Write about your feelings, dreams, and daily experiences. Journaling is a powerful tool for processing emotions and gaining insights. Plus, it’s a private space where you can be completely honest with yourself.

 

6. Mindful play: Reconnect with fun

Remember the games you loved as a child? Revisit them! Whether it’s board games, puzzles, or building a fort, engaging in playful activities can be incredibly healing. It reminds you that joy and fun are essential parts of life, even in the midst of healing.

 

7. Creative writing: Storytelling for the soul

Try your hand at creative writing. Pen a short story, write some poetry or draft a letter to your future self. Storytelling can be a profound way to process trauma, offering a safe distance from painful memories while exploring them creatively. You may also try creative art therapy for processing stuck trauma and unresolved emotions.

 

8. Music therapy: Tune into healing

Create a playlist of songs that uplift and inspire you. Music has a powerful effect on our emotions and can be a great companion on your healing journey. Sing along, dance to the beat, or simply let the melodies wash over you. Check out this Harvard article on how music heals.

 

9. Gardening: Cultivate calm

Get your hands dirty and plant some flowers, herbs, or vegetables. Gardening is a grounding activity that connects you to the earth and nurtures your sense of responsibility and growth. Watching something you’ve planted grow and thrive can be incredibly rewarding.

 

10. Pet therapy: Furry friends to the rescue

If you have a pet, spend quality time with them. Pets provide unconditional love and companionship, which can be incredibly comforting. If you don’t have a pet, consider volunteering at a local animal shelter. Animals have a unique way of healing our hearts. Emotional support animals bring a multitude of benefits to our mental and physical well-being.

 

Remember, healing from trauma is a personal journey, and it’s important to find what works best for you. By incorporating fun and enjoyable activities into your healing process, you can make the journey not only more bearable but also enriching and fulfilling. Embrace the adventure, celebrate your progress, and, most importantly, be kind to yourself along the way.


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Erin Macsymic, Celebrity Hypnotherapist & Trauma Specialist

Erin Macsymic is a sought-after Celebrity Hypnotherapist and Trauma Specialist. Embracing somatic centered therapies, Erin has designed seamless programs to help people release trauma, tension, and stress from the body. She has dedicated her life to supporting others in acquiring optimal health, self-awareness, happiness and wholeness. Erin's holistic wellness classes have proven to be a catalyst for profound healing and positive changes in the lives of individuals, groups and broader society. With mastery and passion, she has established herself as one of the most innovative practitioners in her field, including within many of Hollywood's elite.

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