Were you ever told to be quiet when you were a child? To not raise your voice or told to listen to the adults and do as you’re told? Even if your parents allowed you your voice, there were probably some instances where you found it challenging to say what you wanted.
When we want to express an emotion in the moment and we cannot it creates dis-ease in the body. The energy that was created by the emotion to move you, gets stored in the body because it is not expressed and has nowhere to go. If we don’t release it, the energy will stay stuck in your body.
Here are some steps to allow you to release that childhood voice.
Lie down on your back with your arms at your sides. Start by taking deep breathes in through your nose and out through your mouth. Maintain this breath pattern throughout the exercise.
Imagine yourself as a child. How old are you? What are you wearing? What were you doing? Picture it clearly.
Think of an instance where you remember being told to be quiet. It could be at home by your parents or caregivers, your teachers at school, your babysitters, etc. When you find that memory, observe in your body the areas of tension. Most often, it’s in the chest, throat or stomach area.
How old were you in your memory?
Next, I want the person you are right now to appear in front of the child version of you and you are going to tell the younger you to speak up. If it were me, I would say “Speak up Amanda”.
Repeat as many times as it takes until you feel better or you feel the release of the energy.
Finally, say to that child, “I’m sorry I forgot about you for so long.”
To do this full exercise in person, come join our complimentary monthly workshop.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.