healing from trauma is not an intellectual exercise~


“The longest journey is from the head to the heart.”

It is not uncommon for people who have suffered complex trauma to be extremely intelligent.  It makes sense that if the amygdala is over active, and because of this, we find that emotions are not necessarily our friend, it only seems natural that we make up for this through exercising our intellect or the left side of our brain.  Perhaps there is a secret hope that if we are just smart enough then we should also be able to figure out what the heck is going on with us.

The journey to healing, however, does not lie in self-help books, get well quick gimmicks, seminars, gurus, or even school. The journey to healing is in releasing energy. The energy that has become stuck or trapped in the nervous system at the time of the traumatic incident (s).  Unfortunately talking about…

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