Safe Returns

Trauma changes the brain. Our world view can be shifted, shaped, twisted, and remade into something that tells us we are not safe through traumatic exposure. In fact, PTSD shapes our vision in a way that tells us we will may never be safe again…perhaps that we never were safe.  This is a common experience through terrifying events and I have seen this tilted lens over and over again with my clients.

The police officer who won’t allow his 18 year old daughter out after dark because his brain has been changed due to his trauma exposure throughout his career.  For him the world is no longer a safe place.

The sexual assault survivor who won’t leave her apartment because she is certain she will be raped again.

The isolated folks I see who feel the pain of their isolation but choose a lonely life due to being convinced that every relationship they have will fail.

The list goes on and on…

We absolutely know that our lens can change back.  We can remember that we were once safe and that we can be again.  The brain is resilient that way.  It may take time but trust your process.  You are right where you need to be.  For now just know there is help, hope, and healing.

TIP:  Remind yourself in the moment that you are safe.  Soak in the proof that this is the case. Do this as much as you need to throughout the day.  Sometimes moment-to-moment living is where we need to be….the moments will continue to unfold and you will regain your clarity.

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