“Detox” is a such a buzz word now that’s used and abused by marketers over and over again. There are promises of “detoxing skinny teas” and the like all over social media. In reality, detoxing refers to a cleansing or purification process that individuals inevitably experience throughout life as well as choose consciously. It often involves the transformation and elimination of bodily waste, such as toxins that impact organ and cognitive functions. Detoxing can also be done mentally and emotionally, too. This mental and emotional detoxing is done when we healthily identify and release old or limiting thoughts and feelings. It is a powerful aid and practice for recovery from stressful experiences and hurtful events as well as PTSD, depression, and addictions. Additionally, detoxing is an essential part of prevention and wellbeing. Most cultures have a variety of detoxing methods and ways to support such cleansing and renewal.
While some of us may need more intensive detoxification measures for mental health conditions (i.e. PTSD and addiction), there are many ways we can detox in day to day ways, both physically and psychologically:
Take a moment to consider how you might cleanse and clear on a daily or weekly basis. There is no doubt that this lends itself toward increased presence, clarity of mind, light heartedness, and more energy!