Falling in love with myself!
Meet someone like Jennifer…
I was in my late 50’s, single, in a job I liked in middle management, with an older daughter still living at home.
Despite having things pretty good on the outside, inside I was someone totally different. Nobody knew the challenge I had getting myself to work each day with the brave face I put on. I felt like life was passing me by, being without a relationship for many years, overweight, unmotivated in my personal life and scared to trust my heart again. I was being treated for depression but felt like medication was only a part solution. I felt like the time was right for me to look at some early sexual abuse issues that I had put to the back of my mind but which were now persistently trying to get my attention.
I had tried counselling over the years which helped but never fully resolved the issues for me. I read Annette’s blog about healing sexual shame and felt like she was someone who would understand. I attended her Power of Yoni workshop with my therapists encouragement and boy, was this an awakening for me! I learned how to feel again, how to love and accept my body and myself as a woman and best of all how to find my voice and say NO when I needed too. I felt brand new again, returned to innocence.
I have since found myself attracting male attention- newly connected to my sexual self and radiating an inner glow. I’m still learning about my relationship with anger and how shutting it down has been the cause of my self hatred and depression. And I’m learning that opening my heart is about loving myself rather than giving it away to somebody else. I’m nurturing myself with exercise and eating well. I’m getting stronger all the time and life has refound its magic. I am getting on with it again.
To maintain client confidentiality Jennifer’s story is a composite of Oztantra client stories.