The nursery rhyme about “sticks and stones” says that “words can never hurt me,” but the sad truth is, words can not only hurt, they can injure us. How we deal with the pain of these injuries can affect our behavior. If we bury these painful wounds instead of learning from them, we can’t heal and may inflict the same wounds on others. In this article, Mary Jayne Rogers, Ph.D., suggests ten tips for healing the wounds we’ve received from the words of others. She helps us understand that the person who inflicted our wounds may have been suffering from wounds of his own and suggests a method of releasing pain by using mindful breathing.
Read the full article here: 10 Steps to Healing Word Wounds