Stages of trauma recovery

Brilliant post on trauma recovery.

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“Everyone has a right to have a present and future that are not completely dominated and dictated by the past” – Karen Saakvitne

Information sourced from:

Trauma is an injury that happens to us, it does not mean that there is something wrong with us or that we are bad it means something bad happened or was done to us. The resulting feelings you have are very normal.

A common after effect of trauma is to feel emotionally overwhelmed so keeping that in mind we suggest you pay attention to if you begin to feel uncomfortable or overcome by emotion. Go slow, go at an easy pace, take breaks – you are in control of this process.

Trauma recovery is best to be looked upon as a process that is worked on over time and in intentional stages. The re-establishing of safety is the first and most central…

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