Fight Flight..Freeze? Understanding The Freeze Response to Trauma

Freeze response to trauma

Many survivors have a “Freeze Response” to danger- so what exactly is it, what does it feel like, and what can we do about it? Most of us have heard of the “fight or flight” response to danger. But did

How to Heal Trauma – 10 Ways To Soothe Your Soul

how to heal trauma

A lot of people will tell you to just “get over it” or remind you it is in the past, but those of us who have been through it understand that trauma remains in the mind, body and soul no matter how long ago it happened.

Thankfully, there are many ways to heal yourself from trauma, and I want to share with you some of the best I have found in my own journey to wholeness.

Dark

dark night

Autumn winds play with skeletal leaves. They skitter about your feet like discarded paper- like stillborn poetry. Your eyes are caught by a bright patch of moss and you struggle to keep it in focus. Your thoughts pile up like carcasses, and everything is dying. Everything is dying.

Relic

Relic

I could care less,
but I’ll never know how.
I am a relic
from another dimension-
I cannot breathe this atmosphere.

Secrets

Secrets

Some days I forget myself, and I stumble. I wake from nightmares sweat-soaked, shaking, crying. Some days I am blind with melancholy. I see only in murky visions of memories I cannot bleach from my mind.

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