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01/23/2012 / Kaitlin Zhang

10 Ways to Heal Emotional Pains and Hurts

Dance to some music

The obvious ways to heal emotional pains and hurts is to pray to God. God is healer of all our physical, emotional and spiritual traumas. He is loving and caring. He is our Father.

You can ask God:

– to be with you always

– to help you see the truth

– to give you wisdom

– to give you strength and power

– to put the right people in your life to help you

Here are some additional ways to heal *:

 1. Talk to Somebody

Whether it’s a friend, family or professional, over a cup of warm tea and cookies. Talking can help you unload and gain another perspective.

2. Spend time with God

This may include devotional time, praying, reading the Bible, fasting, fellowship etc.

3. Listen to music

Music can help change your mood fast. Music can bring healing to our souls.

4. Relax

Take a deep breath, take a nap or take a bath. There isn’t anything we won’t get through. Everything will be okay.

5. Take care of your physical health

Eat right, sleep well, exercise. Improving your physical health can also help you feel emotionally better.

6. Read a book

Read a book that can help  you specific situation. The library and the church can help you find them.

7. Go away for a short while

Sometimes you need to get away for a short while to gain some peace. Go visit that old friend of yours. Go visit your parents. Go take a vacation.

8. Channel the negative

You can do this through any creative expression, such as art or music. You can also do this through sports or exercise.

9.  Make a list of all your accomplishments

Acknowledge what an amazing person you are. Remember that God thinks you are perfect already.

10. Stay in Community

Remember to always stay in community. Stay around those who love you and care for you.

Stay plugged into a church community. Your brothers and sisters love you.

Give it time. Everything will be okay. 

*Please note that I’m not a professional. Just a friend who wants to help. Seek professional help if needed.

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  1. Carol Ann Hoel / Jan 23 2012 3:16 pm

    Sounds like good advice to me. Blessings to you…

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