just quiet emotional outgassing -
Ever felt like you HAVE to have something sweet, and you can't think of anything else until you do?
Ever downed a quart of ice cream when you’re sad?
Ever snacked just because you’re bored?
You start eating and then you suddenly look down and that bag of chips is gone! Do you then feel guilty and wonder why did I do that?
You’re not alone.
Chances are you are eating because your brain wants to protect you from feeling emotion - to anesthetize you.
It's completely understandable why your brain wants to protect you from feeling something painful or uncomfortable, but the relief doesn't last, does it?
What if there was another way?
Many people anesthetize themselves by eating, drinking or taking a pill.
Some avoid feeling by disappearing into the digital world.
For others, their anesthesia is keeping busy.
People do these things because they work!
You don't have to feel pain or stress while you are doing them, but the relief is temporary.
I know this from experience because I've done these things.
I am an incest survivor.
For 14 years, I took a prescription anxiety pill when my flashbacks came.
While I was waiting for the pill to kick in, I’d eat sweets (preferably chocolate) in a continuous stream from hand to mouth for the instant relief sugar brings.
Not only was the relief temporary, but anesthetizing myself also reinforced the belief that it's not safe to feel - I just can't handle it.
It held me back from learning, growing, thriving, finding emotional stability, and becoming aware of the amazing person I am.
This amazing person now knows that lasting peace comes from honoring my feelings by letting them flow.
If you are ready to start living a life free of anesthetic eating, I can help you.
Schedule a complimentary session with me today.
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Joyce Collins is a life coach who specializes in helping women who were sexually abused as a child to transform themselves into confident women who love themselves and lead fulfilling lives.