25 things you need to support healing your trauma
Updated: Jan 26
Take a peek into my self-care cupboard of healing tools
Look, Deep Healing takes time and patience
When confronting any trauma, be it energetic, physical, or psychological, you need to allow your body to have the space and time to purge what you had previously held onto for years.
Confronting the issues is the first step, but activating the finished result isn’t the next step.
For example, once you are aware that access to your full creative spirit has been limited due to trauma or abuse, you are unable to simply will yourself to create a masterpiece. As much as you can feel it right on the tip of your tongue, you need to give your body, mind and spirit time to align. They move like the tide. Like the sun and the moon, like the planets. In their own natural cycle.
There are many steps within this path of the Warrior's Journey. You need to allow time for the physical release of the dead and damaged cells, after that, then you can settle in the calm, and finally begin the healing and rebirth. These steps are vital to healing your cellular trauma and can not be rushed.
The damaged cells need to be given the tools to rebuild your body in a healthy, kind and gentle way. If you do this deep healing work without giving the necessary support to the body, you will have a much harder time processing the release. This could lead to emotional frustration or the feeling of being stuck, or worse could lead to physical infection, stones, or pain within your body.
We release though three channels – Sweat, Tears, or Shit.
This is an oversimplification but it's a good way to remember it.
SWEAT: Allow your body to sweat through hard work, exercise, pushing physical limits and please stop wearing that aluminum antiperspirant. Go to a sauna or sweatlodge. Get yourself stinky and moist. Let the sweat roll out of your lymph nodes and skin. Then wash yourself and feel the new layer of skin glow once you dry off.
TEARS: Cry it out! Alone or with someone, in a safe group or out in the woods. Feel it, scream it, yell it. Cry from frustration. Cry from sadness. Cry from mourning. Cry from the pain. But do not hold it in, do not hold it back. Do not suck it down because you are an ugly crier. Be ugly! Five minutes of a deep deep hard cry and your mind will calm and settle like after a storm. Wash your face and make a nice cozy cup of tea. And love the feeling of being lighter.
SHIT: This is the deepest and darkest release. This is how all dead and useless cells leave our bodies. It is not just excrement though. It can also be through menstrual blood, vomit, and urine. Every bodily function that requires this movement should be seen as a beautiful release and met with a slight level of gratitude. A simple thought of “Thank gawd that is out of my body. Whew” could suffice. Once you start doing shadow work and healing the past, your organs quickly fall in line because they want to feel better too. They will work to process, push, and remove all the sediment that you have been holding onto with your fear and anxiety. The real talent is knowing that you need to support the body’s work with healthier choices and feeding the body with everything it needs to grow better healthier cells in these spaces that have been purged.
Please note that I am not telling you which product to purchase. I receive no kickback nor promo payment. This is simply a list of the things that I use daily in my personal work of reclamation on my Warrior Journey.
And please, please do your research before you do any of these, some of these items will absorb or completely negate medication! Talk to your doctor or nutritionalist. I am not either one of these.
Sometimes you’ll need to time when you take these with important medication. It is so important to do your own research; I have done mine and this is what works for me; now you have to see what works for you.
Below is a list of items that I have used in my practice and for myself for decades, many times in my sessions, I may suggest adding these items to your routine. But you don’t have to wait for me to feel your body’s need. There are more items to list, but that will be for another post.
My list below is to provide you with the “words to search” to answer the questions you may not know to ask.
Below I've listed my personal understanding and reasons why this item has made my imperative items list. For your convenience, I have also created a FREE download printable checklist for you to have with you when you go shopping or to keep at home.
1. Activated Charcoal
Activated Charcoal is something that you must research before using. It will absorb everything in your stomach, including any medication that you are taking. But the benefits to it are that it will absorb any toxins as well, especially if you have food poisoning, loose stool due to bacteria or toxins, or too much alcohol in your system. There has been a recent surge in Activated Charcoal in food, beverages and health foods so it is important that you know what it is. It will also whiten your teeth and can remove or absorb bacteria on your skin. It is used for detox. It binds to the toxin in your GI tract and stops it from being absorbed.
2. Apple Cider Vintage with Mother
ACV is wonderful for cutting through post nasal drip congestion. It will ease a cough, especially if you make a honey garlic ginger cough syrup. It will settle a churning stomach and help lower bloat in your belly and gut. It adds the very important element of fermentation to the constitution. Be sure to get the bottle with "mother" which adds important enzymes, proteins and healthy bacteria to support a healthy gut and digestion. It can be used on your face as a toner, in your hair as a conditioner, as well as a disinfectant and great cleaner, and is also known to help manage diabetes. No kitchen is complete without this available for its many uses.
3. Bioplasma Cell Salts
Cell Salts are the often the unsung hero. They are a homeopathic remedy that does literally no harm to you. They will only ever make your life better. These cell salts are essential minerals to the body which are often depleted. Taking this Bioplasma adds the necessary minerals to your cells to aid in better water absorption. When a client tells me they drink lots of water but still feel dehydrated or they pee often, that tells me they are flushing through the water rather than absorbing it. These cell salts resolve that and help you actually absorb the water you are drinking to get the full benefit of the carrier.
4. Calcium Bentonite Clay
I learned about this "indian healing clay" decades ago and still am finding new ways to use it. It started as a really amazing face mask. Basically, take the mud and mix it with ACV to make a paste, apply, air dry and wipe off with a warm rag. You can put it on a sprained ankle to relieve swelling, on a pimple to draw out the pain, even on a bee sting or mosquito bite. But recently, I've been using it in my armpits and sides of my neck to detoxify my lymph nodes and promote drainage. I've used it on the bottoms of my feet to draw out toxins and I've used it on my hands to help ease arthritis pain and swelling.
5. Castile Soap
Besides cleaning your body on the inside through detox and GI tract support, taking care to not inflame your sinuses it important. Be mindful of what chemicals you are cleaning your home with and what perfumes you are putting into your body through inhalation and skin absorption. Castile Soap is my go to home cleaner. It cleans my stainless steel sink shiny, as well as my porcelain toilet. There are many scents you can chose from and it is also a great body wash, bug repellant, shampoo, makeup brush cleaner, and even laundry wash.
6. Castor Oil with Unbleached Wool Flannel
Castor oil when ingested is a powerful laxative. It can be used as a hydrating oil for your face and skin, can be used to ease healing pain from skin ulcers or sores and is often used for cleaning dentures. But I use my castor oil in a different way, to ease menstrual cramps and to ease natural movement of bile through my intestines from the outside. Get an unbleached wool flannel, these are often sold near each other in the store, and pour the castor oil onto the flannel until it is moist. Make sure it's not dripping, but rather just saturated. Put the oiled flannel on your cramping area and then place a towel or plastic wrap over top and then a heat pad. The heat will permeate the oiled cloth and ease your cramps. This is great for endometriosis pain, PCOS pain, and even kidney infections, UTI's and any stone passing pain.