Trauma can strike us at our vulnerable spirit at any time of our lives, in childhood, as we grow through adolescence and as adults. Trauma happens in many contexts and in many forms but always comes when we don’t expect it. We are faced with an experience that feels like life or death, an experience that hits our brain with terror.
We heal from trauma by taking some safe time to resume our regular life, to be surrounded by what we know and by sharing our stories in a safe and contained environment: our homes, with a trusted therapist, in a group lead by a trauma specialist, in our place of worship and so on.
It may feel at times like you are losing your mind when you begin to have traumatic memories or flashbacks, or when your dreams are ruled by the repetition of the initial trauma, or when you feel you can’t get past the grief and/or feeling of fear.
Intrusive thoughts, lack of being able to focus, and always waiting for the next awful thing to go wrong become part of your daily routines.
Talking about it may seem to you to be dangerous and risky.
In a safe place, talking about it begins to loosen the grip this experience has on you and begins to help you heal and lighten the burden of the past and feel your heart beating well again. Your spirit may begin to lift and your old self begins to feel at home again.
For those of you who have had a traumatic birthing experience, we will meet for 4 weeks, one hour a week to begin to tell the stories and heal: together in safety at our own pace.
In Manhattan, begins Tuesday June 3 at 7:45 pm 80 East 11th Street
Fee is $25 per session