You heal in waves. It comes over you, takes you. Washes you clean in ecstasy and pain, makes you new. The chains around you loosen. You fall back, you stretch out and you’re a swan, and you are a river of gratitude, flowing fully with itself.
It starts with a few cracks, some pops. Those shooting pains down your arms- don’t they feel like cords, tying you down? You want to run, but something inside compels you to stay. Somewhere far in the distance, a voice
In this article I will outline the various responses, before doing a deep dive into the “freeze response” including what exactly it is, how to recognise when we are freezing, and what we can do to pull ourselves out of it.