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Re: How to start my narrative llurpsienoodle

Posted by seldomseen on August 12, 2008, at 20:41:05

In reply to How to start my narrative, posted by llurpsienoodle on August 12, 2008, at 18:15:42

"In other words- how can I be 'well' AND acknowledge that these things happened to me?"

The two, in my opinion are certainly not mutually exclusive. In my experience they are actually intertwined.

Talking about the things that happened to me really helped me to incorporate them as a part of me, something that occurred - I survived and no longer has as much impact today.

I'm still working on it, but for me the key is to fully understand that I am now physically and mentally safe. I had to create a safe place in my mind and actual physical location where I was confident that nothing like that was going to happen again.

Once that was in place, then I could talk, re-experience, but still stay very much in the present.

It's actually interesting, but the deeper I go into my past, the more elaborate my paths to safety are, but for me it works.

It was just so important to know that I was no longer in that place.





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