Wobbles Are Okay

As we navigate our different states of activation we tend to get better at catching those moments where we are triggered.  We are getting better at understanding why we get triggered, what happens in our bodies, and we learn not to trust our thoughts at these moments.

Now let me be clear that progress doesn’t mean that the triggers will go away.  I wish I could promise you that the day will come that you don’t even think about what has happened to you, but I can’t.  What I can promise you is if you stay on the path you are on then the day will come where you do not get fully knocked down.  The day will come where you may still feel wobbly but this is progress.   What happened was a big deal.

The wobbles are okay and still proof you are healing.

Pro Tip:

Catch the activation as soon as you can.  Spend some time figuring out what happens in your body when you are activated.  What are the feelings that feel particularly unpleasant and familiar?  What thoughts do you have when you are activated?  You don’t have to believe your thoughts.

Stand back up as soon as you can by taking care of your body, practicing effective emotion regulation, and by telling yourself what will help you fully stand up again.

Wobbles are a time to take in everything you have been learning on a deeper level (a chance to strengthen the muscles you have been working to get back up).  Wobbles are okay and proof you are healing.

Wobble well.

 

 

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