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Ron
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:44 am    Post subject: Trauma  Reply with quote

I was reflecting on the nature of, and journey back from, traumatic events in our lives and have some thoughts I would like to share.  Being traumatized, in essence, requires the implementation of events, either by design or by accident, that leave us feeling unsafe.  The restoration of a feeling of safety is not an easy process but it is possible to make the journey.  But how do I enter the process when I find it so difficult to Trust?

Trust is something that must be earned.  It is not something that anyone can command.  So when a counsellor says trust me, what are they really saying.  They are trying to encourage you to enter into the healing process.  Please!!!!  This is so important I can not stress it enough.  this is the time to say it like it is!  Tell the counsellor that you really have a hard time trusting anyone. and let the dialog begin.  This will start the healing process.

Another reality about recovering from Trauma, is that you do not have to re-traumatize yourself to get well.

PS:  When will someone invent spell check for this forum???
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Nicole
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've looked into it boss, and spell check just can't be had!  And now, back to your discussion on trauma....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: spell check Reply with quote

hey I have spell check on my Google toolbar that I downloaded. It is a part of every screen for me.....
so About trusting...... its hard to trust others when I have little trust in myself...... trust is something I have so little to give..... But I do face this on an on going basis..... everyday I trust myself to make right choices and to remember the past is just that the past..... I have so many moments in my day that consist of recalling things of the past and traumatic events often surface, in order for me to feel I have moved past these events I must remember where I am now... in the present moment, every time it happens. I believe that if I am to one day overcome the urge to remember the past, that I will then be able to live for the future.
hum..... and the work continues......      


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