Reflection is a process that allows us to create an internal space for exploring traumatic experiences that have hurt and continue to hurt us. Reflection works better when we practise it on our own and is a good way for us to explore our internal dialogue.
Reflection is also a good way for us to explore our differences in a group situation. When used in that way, it allows others to mediate with us, to they say what they feel, for us to listen and then for them to listen to us.
Reflection helps us study our feelings in depth, so that we come away with a more positive understanding of ourselves, our situation and other people’s perspectives.
Reasons for using reflection:
- It helps us identify and learn from our mistakes;
- When we’ve mastered it for ourselves we can help others;
- It gives us a clear perspective;
- It makes us happier;
- Through a clearer perspective we’re able to work on change.
It’s easy for us to say we want to heal, but unless we’re prepared to put in the hard work, we will never fully heal. Reflection is a good way to bring a close to many past issues often left unresolved.