Traumatized human beings need?



A van der Kolk wrote:


“Traumatized human beings recover in the context of relationships:


with families, with loved ones, AA meetings, veterans’ organizations, religious communities, or professional therapists.


The role of those relationships is to provide physical and emotional safety, including safety from feeling shamed, admonished, or judged, and to bolster the courage to tolerate, face, and process the reality of what’s happened.”

My two cents: Our therapist must care, must be invested in our healing for us to feel safe.


A therapist who calls for action, who calls for us to face imminent danger, must give us a strong feeling of security, courage.



Next, unplug from negative relationships while on the healing path.



The calmer we can be the greater chance we have of healing.

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