Validation Alone Is Not the Same As Healing
I love validation. I need it so much all the time, and sometimes I lose sight of the bigger picture. I stop seeing it as part of my healing and recovery, and I start seeing it as the end goal—the destination. Really, validation is a journey; it's something that's always ongoing, and I will never reach a point where I feel fully, 100 percent, in a way that will never fade or waver. Plus, even though validation is an essential aspect of healing, it is not the same thing as healing.
Validation Is a Process
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Griffith, M. (2021, March 23). Validation Alone Is Not the Same As Healing, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, March 25 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2021/3/validation-alone-is-not-the-same-as-healing
Author: Megan Griffith
This is such a beautiful point to make and one that many can probably relate to. "I stop seeing it as part of my healing and recovery, and I start seeing it as the end goal." - how often can we all find ourselves falling into that at one time or another? Validation is wonderful and can be so supportive, but as you say, it is a piece, not the whole.