These two things are actually drastically different.
Usually, the words "coping" and "healing" sound quite similar, but coping is more of a cop out. The main issue here is that both require action, but healing is taking things one step further.
What does healing mean?
- Healing is a state of being
- When you've healed from something, you are genuinely over it
- You've broken the cycle and shifted your patterns
- You've solved the problem
- You're comfortable around triggers and you know that you'll be fine
- And lastly, when you vent about the problem, you have the intention to move on, let go, and take action
- Healing is proactive
What does coping mean?
- Now, coping is reactive
- Coping means reliance on short term fixes
- So, you're dealing with the problem, but you're not fully solving it
- And when you vent, you have no intention to make a change
- The problem is that coping can feel like you're doing work, but you're not actually moving the needle
In this episode, you'll learn:
- If you are merely coping or genuinely healing
- How coping can feel like you're doing work, but you're not actually moving the needle
- What healing truly means and indicators that you have healed
- What coping means and signs that you are doing it
- Four sneaky coping mechanisms that you might be unknowingly using
- Steps you can take to actually heal