Healing Thought of the Week: Are You Afraid?

You learn things about yourself in PTSD recovery. For example, I learned I was afraid. It sounds ridiculous, but I never actually noticed that I was fearful until a day that fear so overwhelmed me that I couldn’t help but notice it!

For the longest time, though….

Fear had always felt so normal that I didn’t usually notice it. On this day, however, I could see how, for the nearly twenty-five years since my trauma, my life had revolved around fear: escaping it, accepting it, fighting it, reprimanding it, giving in to it, rebelling against it.

It’s helpful to notice what you’re experiencing – and acknowledge it. Recovery means being present enough to recognize what’s going on, why you do what you do, and what you need so that those old patterns can be broken.

My PTSD recovery memoir will be released on April 4th! I can’t believe it’s so close – you can read a part of the book today by clicking here to download an excerpt.

You have enormous healing potential, the goal is learning to access it. Dig deep. You can do this. I believe in you!

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