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Emerging Stories

Story Telling and Reauthoring

The aspect of storytelling is important to our development of self and for passing on vital information to our descendants. We have a need to be understood, heard and valued. There is a longing within to be experienced in the ways we know our core/true self really is, yet many have not had opportunity or have been able to find the inner freedom to let go and live authentically. Thus, masks are formed, and a wall of defense is built so that no one knows who we really are. The masks have been our self-protective barrier. We did not put on masks in attempt to become phonies. We just learned that to survive we had to adapt to our environment and becoming a chameleon was one form of survival.

Through the Ophthalmology for the Soul Workshop Experiences women are finding freedom of spirit and soul as they realize that life is an ongoing continual process of discovering their authentic self not a destination of sorts. This is a first time experience for many women to be in an environment where they feel safe enough to let down their protective masks. For others, this is just another step of many previous steps to reveal more of the authentic self and experience personal freedom.

Ophthalmology for the Soul provides an ongoing platform in which women can fully unveil their stories as they find inner healing. These stories have emerged during the process of our Experiential Group Workshops.

Women are breaking free and some have become desirous of sharing their stories with others in effort to encourage other women who still are stuck in shame and self-condemnation. Parts of their stories are written as an offering to the hearts of other women dealing with similar issues. As you read their stories, we invite you to image what your own healing journey might feel like. Pseudonyms have been used where the women wish to maintain anonymity.

From Cheri…

"This is a place to tell my story without judgment."
Read Cheri's Story

From Tricia…

"I learned to reframe events and see them from a different, a more complete perspective and that my story matters in my healing."

From Olivia…

"The process is so creative and powerful."

From Jane...

"No matter who you are, once you go through something like this you are changed forever."
Read Jane's Story

From Debbie…

"My story…I didn’t think that I mattered."

From Christina…

"I cannot even remember having voice or being allowed to speak up as a little girl growing up."

From Abigail...

"Being a happy person is not being a person in a certain set of circumstances, it is becoming a person with a certain attitude."Read Abigail's Story

From Beth…

"Telling my story in Ophthalmology for the Soul gave the opportunity to reconnect with my own soul and become one again [with myself], as well as, with other women in the group and make some amazing connections with other women who did not judge or criticize me for who I am."

From Jodi…

"O for the Soul helped me to realize my inner truths, and enabled me to view my life from a ‘different lens.’ Sharing my real life story with other women proved to be a catalyst for the changes I was looking for in my life."


 

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