What It Means To “Do The Work”

Jul 25, 2022

Episode Summary:

Today I want to talk about a concept that I have been asked about at least a dozen times, and that is what it means to “do the work”. I want to talk about it because I think it's a different process for everybody, and  as a therapist, I think I have a very different definition of what doing the work means than most. If you’re a listener of Let the Rest Burn, you know I've been very vulnerable and honest about my own personal process in the divorce and in my discovery of self and what I've had to burn. Today, I'm going to get vulnerable again, because I think that's the only way to do this.I want to talk about what it means to do the work and what it means to fake doing the work. Let’s dive in! 

Topics Discussed:

  • Why doing the work means being with your body and actually addressing your nervous system
  • The role that the somatic system and other modalities have with doing the work 
  • Thinking about what actually doing the work might mean for you and how it feels to integrate all the pieces of who you are 
  • Some of the ways that you can get started on doing the work 
  • Why doing the work can change future generations and all of the opportunities that are present to you
  • Colleen’s own vulnerable admission about doing her own work and when she eventually made huge transformations 
  • The importance of loving yourself through your own healing process

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