When you start to say to yourself; “I trust myself,” you begin to restore faith in your judgment of others and situations, and as a result, you open your heart to love, joy and feeling safe again.
Susanne Babbel, PhD offers this simple somatic exercise to support self-trust in order to eventually facilitate trust in others – we can’t trust others if we don’t trust our own assessments and experiences. For those of us who have had relational betrayals or wounding with close others, trusting can be really scary and hard. Yet remaining distrusting is a path of loneliness and dissatisfaction since we can never really be close to people without taking the risk to be open. Dr. Babbel describes a mindful somatic exercise that guides you through tracking the experience of comfort – it is in this small way that you can begin building more confidence in your ability to feel and assess what is happening.