Recently while engaging in physical therapy , I requested to be instructed by only the female therapist. Due to a traumatic past , I felt uncomfortable being physically guided by the young male therapist . At first I attempted to uncomfortably strain through and ignore the deep anxiety that was surfacing inside me. After what seemed like an eternity, I heard a voice inside me say,”you don’t have to be uncomfortable tell the therapist how you feel. ”
I chose to tell the female therapist that I preferred to only work with her. In that moment I didn’t provide a reason or justification for my request. . She honored my decision to only work with her. It felt empowering in that moment to make a direct request without having to give a justification .
Where in your life would you benefit from using your voice ? I believe we were given voices to express and empower ourselves! If it resonates with you ,I would love for you to leave me a comment about how you are using your voice or how you plan on using it.