Welcome to Essential Healing.
As human beings, we're designed to learn through experience. We explore, test, watch others and take what we notice to form not only our beliefs about ourselves, but also of others and the world around us.
Similar to following an outline, this information gets stored in our subconscious as a thought pattern and becomes a part of the unconscious beliefs we use to navigate every aspect of our life.
And because they're unconscious (by design), often we have no idea what they are.
Some of the beliefs or patterns are helpful and positive, such as "I need to stay back from the edge of that cliff," or "I'm confident that I can pass that test with flying colors."
But others create patterns of resistance, such as, "I'm no good at Math," "I NEVER win," or "I don't have what it takes."
If you've ever tried to overcome these beliefs by negotiating with yourself (such as affirming I DO HAVE WHAT IT TAKES!), and you felt like it wasn't working, you're NOT alone. The subconscious is steadfast, and it doesn't like to LOSE.
Trauma adds another level of complexity to this internal war because as a result of the experiences we've had, we feel like there's something fundamentally wrong with US. We don't trust ourselves to know right from wrong, what works for us and what doesn't, or that we have the power to break the cycle.
Fortunately, there's another way.
Join Dawn Petek and guests as they shed light on the truth of how the toxic legacy of the past shows up in your daily life and provide you with the skills you need to THRIVE.
There's A Reason It Isn't Working
THERE'S A REASON IT ISN'T WORKING
When you start down a path and it starts to feel like you're pushing a rock up a hill, then if you're anything like me, you probably push forward even harder, telling yourself that you have to make it work, despite all odds.
The truth is that if something isn't working, there's a reason.
Here's how to listen to it.
[Essential Healing - Episode 135]
"Think Positive" Doesn't Work For You
"THINK POSITIVE" DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU
If you've ever tried to change something big in your life simply by changing your thoughts and felt like it didn't work for you, you're not alone.
"Think positive thoughts" or "Focus on what you want" (vs. what you don't want) is a common recommendation as the go-to for creating lasting change.
While great in theory… it's only PART of the formula.
Here's what you're missing.
[Essential Healing - Episode 134]
Sometimes You Need To Let It Sit
SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO LET IT SIT
If you're frustrated you're not as far along as you want to be, then forcing yourself to "work harder" may not be the answer.
Sometimes the best thing you can do is let it sit.
Space allows you to relax and distance yourself from the frustration so you can see it from a different perspective.
It might just help you find the answer you're looking for to get where you want to go.
[Essential Healing - Episode 133]
Deal With The Emotions, Then The Problem
DEAL WITH THE EMOTIONS, THEN THE PROBLEM
Whether you're bouncing between feeling overwhelmed by the problem or searching for the solution, the ENERGY that keeps the cycle in MOTION is the E-Motion.
To solve the problem with clarity, you need to first deal with the emotion.
[Essential Healing - Episode 132]
Why Don't You Change It?
WHY DON'T YOU CHANGE IT?
A few weeks ago, a small box fell out of my bathroom cabinet while I was trying to get to something else.
It felt like the gazillionth time it happened.
"Argh…," I thought. "Stupid box."
Then another thought crossed my mind….
"Why don't you change it??"
Interesting question. Why didn't I change it? I'd KNOCKED that box out of the cabinet a gazillion times, but I never once attempted to move it somewhere else so that didn't happen.
In this episode, I share a few reasons why we don't realize the changes that need to happen in our life even though they're right in front of us.
[Essential Healing - Episode 131]
Peers Are People
PEERS ARE PEOPLE
Do you feel like you’re fully present when you’re talking to a peer… or are you nervous because you’re worried about being judged?
Here’s how to show up fully in your truth and hold space for them in theirs.
[Essential Healing - Episode 130]
Healer with True Wisdom
Dawn, is an incredible healer with a heart for what she does. If you’re looking for honesty, empathy & results you just tuned in to the right place