5 Powerful Questions to Dissolve Triggers & Transform

With Nicky Clinch

Welcome to another episode of the Soul Surgery Podcast. I am so happy that you are here.

In this solo episode I am diving deep into a very fundamental topic that everybody will identify with – our triggers and how sometimes, when we are unconscious, we tend to live our lives from this place of unhealed wound from the past instead of actually living in our present.

Any human being experiences triggers. We may not be conscious of it and it has nothing to do with whether we are good or bad or whether we have done the work or not – as part of being human we will have experiences where we are triggered.

A trigger is when something in the present (it can be anything from a smell, a look, a word etc) has any kind of similarities to a point in your past that is unhealed and inside of you. The sameness triggers what’s already inside of you and you will find yourself having an absolute identical repetition of the unhealed wound from my past. It often feels like it is about the person or current situation but what is happening has already been there waiting to be reactivated.

I want to show you how to eradicate any stigmas about triggers and highlight that there’s nothing wrong about being triggered. The only distinction is whether we are aware of the triggers or whether we are unconscious about them, which means that we are being lived by our triggers.

As Carl Jung says, Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.’

I am here to guide you to become conscious of your triggers and when they are activated, to consciously remove yourself from the situation to gift yourself the time and attention that your unhealed wound is needing from you. This is the process of healing and maturation.

If you are willing to make these 2 commitments:

  • You have to really want to heal – not to win, not to be right, not to fight
  • You have to be willing to be 100% responsible and acknowledge that your trigger is yours and what was coming up was always already there,

I promise you that you will go through profound growth and healing with this conscious exercise that offers you the chance to sit with your triggers, heal them and allow you to come back to the present to see clearly without the veil of the unhealed wound.

Thank you so much for listening to this episode. I would love to hear of any breakthroughs you had after listening to this. I would truly appreciate if you would leave a review on my social media pages, website or iTunes so that we can share with the world how these messages of wholeness and healing can change people’s lives.


I offer you a 5 question process to give you an opportunity to break  out of the grip of the past and start coming home to who you truly are:

  • What am I actually seeing right now
  • Where am I seeing from right now. How old am I?
  • Is what I am seeing true or is my sight contaminated right now?
  • What do I truly want and need in this wound?
  • Can I be with what is moving through me right now?