Author Babette Rothschild (2010) explains that trauma makes us feel as though we’ve lost control. By taking charge of our own safer trauma recovery, we are taking back our sense of control over ourselves and of our lives. The healing process looks different for everyone; don’t limit yourself to one idea of healing and allow yourself to change your approach to healing if you find that it is no longer working for you. Remember that having a bad morning, day, or even week, doesn’t mean that you’re taking steps backwards in your healing; you learn something from every experience on your healing journey, positive or negative. It is unrealistic to expect to be completely free of trauma reminders; aim to no longer be taken off guard by your trauma reminders rather than eliminating them all together.
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Julianna Morin (she/her), MSW/RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Sole Proprietor, Good Call Counselling Services