Reconnect to Your Core Self in PTSD Recovery

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It’s so very easy to lose that important, deep connection with yourself once PTSD has taken its hold. You lose your voice, your desire, your motivation, your dreams — all the things that defined the You you were.

Recovery has so much to do with getting back in touch with that self. Sometimes, it means wooing it back with love. Other times, it means cajoling it back through safety. No matter how you do it or when, reconnecting with your core true self is at the crux of trauma recovery. Discovering:
1. how to make the connection
2. how to keep the connection
3. how to deepen the connection
is all a matter of focus, will and an openness to chance, trial and change. What one thing can you do today to (re)connect to that deeper you?


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