A very informative post explaining the stages of therapy. Many people entering therapy are cautious or afraid of how this process is going to work, and should they even set foot into the world of remembering painful memories.
When I first started therapy, I was unaware of what I was getting into and it’s been a scary, bumpy ride. However, I don’t know how I would have tackled my sexual and emotional abuse issues any other way, but one cautionary note, please seek out therapy for trauma from an Experienced Trauma Therapist. My first therapist was way over her head attempting to tackle my CPTSD, which ended in disaster.
“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: http://trauma-recovery.ca/
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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