Processing Your Trauma... (Connie J...)
When trying to process your trauma, you must start small.
Though the word, trauma, itself, points toward something bad that happened to you; try to find ONE positive word you can focus on, and build from that foundation.
In the picture, I chose the word SAFE - this is one thing my 6-year-old-self REALLY needed, but lacked, sufficiently. God bless my Mother, and older siblings - they tried. But, in the end, they HAD to help themselves - and I totally get that!!! And, can I mention how awesome my Grandma was...she NEVER told me no, when I wanted to be with her - she truly was my BFF!!!
By using the positive word, or words, you are NOT denying the trauma happened; but this allows you to distance yourself from the feelings - thus enabling you to TRULY process, without getting caught up. As @melrobbins said in her book, "The 5 Second Rule", your "anchor" thought, which enables you to go back and procees; but can pull you back to current in the blink of an eye.
Again, I'm just giving single ideas, through this Blog. They are in NO way, exhaustive. Try and think of ways you could help yourself; but remember, if things get too hard, there is NO shame in reaching out for help - that really shows just how strong you REALLY are, as you fight FOR yourself!!!
Please keep in mind, it IS a process, which takes time...I will demonstrate that, after the Art Exhibit, when I will reveal my completed project...
Have a good day and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE #EtSoV