THE DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF COCOON IS ‘SOMETHING THAT ENVELOPS SOMEONE IN A PROTECTIVE OR COMFORTING WAY.
As a life coach I am often presented with clients who are paralyzed by indecision and overwhelmed by stress. The words “I don’t know who I am any more“, or “I cant seem to make even the simplest of decisions” are frequently uttered. People are loosing their way and their identity at a rate I have not seen before. Divorce, Job loss, Work Stress, Home Stress all contributing to an overload that is breaking us.
People are lost!
So what can we do & how do we get back to a more sustainable life style?
As an insect may wrap itself in a silky case to protect its pupae stage, then so too can humans. When a time for reflection or quite is needed or when change is forced upon us, cocooning allows us the time and safety to selfishly hide away. Here we can process what is happening to us and allow ourselves the time to adjust.
Cocooning is every bit as important to us as it is to the insect.
From the very first time we were wrapped in a cosy blanket, cocooning us in a protected bubble of love, we have had a desire to return to this when ever we are worried, sick or scared. Snuggling up in a soft blanket on the sofa, or snuggling down in a feather filled quit is without doubt comforting to us all but for some reason, we often feel guilty when we take the time to do this. As if it is a pleasure we have not earned or deserve.
Well I disagree with this thinking.
I believe we all need to feel safe, we all need to feel protected and sometimes we absolutely need it for our sanity and mental health. I feel cocooning in times of need is a vital and important part of healing and the difference between coping and not coping.
I help many of my clients to find their way and often we start with a process of cocooning that I call Finding You. It is an easy process, requires no great skill or expense and begins the process to get back in touch with who we are……..
And like the butterfly, Cocooning enables us to move on to the next stage of our lives, stronger, more beautiful and with confidence in our choices.
Please accept this small gift to help you on your road to self discovery.
When you are ready to feel whole again, to feel in control again or dare I say HAPPY again. Please email me and I will teach you how to continue down this road……………..because you deserve it!
Also read Doing a Shirley Valentine The ultimate cocoon time.