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Re: My Therapy Dilemma/potential trigger antigua

Posted by Daisym on October 7, 2004, at 10:35:26

In reply to Re: My Therapy Dilemma/potential trigger, posted by antigua on October 5, 2004, at 9:23:14

Antigua,

I've been trying to think about how best to answer your last post. I'm so sorry for what happened and frightened for you. It isn't fair that your trauma and abuse in the past have the power to hurt you again in a very real way. Those old feelings are amazingly powerful. What the body holds onto, the trigger potential...wow!

I'm really, really glad you are going to be OK. And I'm glad you can see that you need your therapist to help you through THIS trauma, let alone the old stuff. Rebuilding that net of safety, knowing she is there for you, will take some time. But deep down, that foundation is still there. She cares for you and will help.

I think going back to basics is a good idea for awhile. I've read about EMDR as a powerful tool to reconnect with these old memories and process them. But sometimes the reconnection is overwhelming and you need to slow things down.

I wish I had wise words for you. I recommend "nesting" snuggling into your home and taking care of yourself. Don't push it. Let your kids help and get lots of extra hugs from them. You body will heal and so will your soul. It is just going to take some TLC and lots of time. I'd bring you cookies if I could.

Hugs from me.
Daisy

 

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