LPP #86 What I Haven’t Told You Yet, Accessing Your Higher Power, & Healing In Community with Engrid Latina & Kat Beck

In this episode I’m sharing for the first time about my experience with Al-Anon. I have been wanting to share about this for quite some time, but wasn’t ready until now. I sat down with my good friend Kat Beck and this conversation just flowed.

THIS EPISODE IS GREAT FOR ANYONE WHO:

Feels like your life have been affected by someone else’s drinking
Has difficulty setting boundaries
Tends to focus on others before themselves
Struggles to say how they are really feeling
Feels like your life is unmanageable


IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

  • How I picked a sponsor & what that process has looked like for me
  • Discovering the healing power of a group & the power of vulnerability in this kind of setting
  • The affirmations and support I’ve received for sharing my suffering and being vulnerable
  • How for so long I didn’t realize: I don’t need to suffer alone
  • Differentiating between separating myself as a form of self-care versus when I’m isolating out of fear
  • I share how crying to me was the most vulnerable form of self-expression
  • How we can dissociate from our emotions, but that doesn’t mean they go away
  • Sorrow and Joy are opposite sides of the same coin
  • Why guilt can be a good indicator that we are honoring our higher power & intuition
  • Emotions are what show us that we are ALL connected
  • How although our stories and experiences can be drastically different we are all so much more alike that we often realize – emotions are our common thread
  • Minimizing our own oppression & how damaging it can be to compare our own experience to others and label it as “not as bad”
  • Tiny-T traumas deserve to be acknowledged
  • Trauma is a Spectrum
  • You can’t get to the core or root issues until you’ve peel each layer off one by one, it has to come layer by layer
  • The goal of the 12 steps in Al-Anon, in my experience so far, is to learn how to access your serenity
  • Learning that the only person you have control over is you
  • Detaching with love & say what you mean, without being mean
  • When I first started Al-Anon & one-on-one therapy I remember feeling like everyone could benefit from these practices. Often when we find something that works for us and we want to share it with others – yet this doesn’t always allow others the space to discover what works for them.
  • Acknowledging privilege without minimizing our own experiences
  • Empaths & practical tools to protecting your emotional energy

 


RESOURCES:

FAQ for Al-Anon New Comers

Find An Al-Anon Meeting

Al-Anon Speakers on YouTube

Listen to Kat’s Episode: LPP #80 Healing From Sexual Trauma, Feeling Powerless, & Embracing Love


CONNECT WITH KAT:

Website: kathrynhaydenbeck.com
IG: @katbeck
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/bringingbalanceback
FB: https://www.facebook.com/imbringingbalanceback


CONNECT WITH ENGRID:

Instagram: @livengproof
JOIN the Liveng Proof Pod Squad
Email: engrid@livengproof.com
For more information and full show notes visit: http://livengproof.com/

 

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