Trust- 4 S's

Trust- 4 S's
Shradha Haria
July 1, 2023
Trust- 4 S's

Trust is an emotion that allows one to grow and connect with themselves deeper. A small or a big traumatic incident/multiple events can leave someone lacking trust. Rebuilding trust is an embodiment process that involves feeling:

  1. Safe - feeling safe in your body. At first this practice may bring about discomfort and hypervigilance, however, the more one can sit with the bodily sensations and become curious and empathetic with the feelings, the more likely the body will be able to move into a relaxed form.
  2. Seen- feeling seen, heard and validated. Once the body is in a relaxed form, the emotions are felt at the core, the ego is able to step aside for a moment so that one can experience self-compassion.
  3. Soothe - having practices that enable one to have a feeling of relaxation.
  4. Secure - this is the trusting and knowing. When one is more connected with their body's wisdom (instincts), one is able to make more conscious and healthy decisions which will allow them to continue to engage within an environment that feels safe or choose to remove themselves from a dangerous situation.

Comfort may keep one frozen. However, when one is feeling misaligned, finding ways to nurture yourself to create more safety will enable one to move from one place to another. Comfort can feel seductive, however, when one is not living a life true to them, embracing small changes through the 4 s process is more likely to bring about inner peace. When one is able to create safety withing themselves, they are more likely to hold space for others, create healthy boundaries and relationships. This in turn will enable them to have a better quality of life and engage in meaningful occupations.

Shradha Haria
July 1, 2023