Healing From Childhood Trauma Requires Focus and Direction

“Symptoms of illness and distress, plus your feelings about them, can be viewed as messengers coming to tell you something important about your body or about your mind. In the old days, if a king didn’t like the message he was given, he would sometimes have the messenger killed. This is tantamount to suppressing your symptoms or your feelings because they are unwanted. Killing the messenger and denying the message or raging against it are not intelligent ways of approaching healing. The one thing we don’t want to do is to ignore or rupture the essential connections that can complete relevant feedback loops and restore self-regulation and balance. Our real challenge when we have symptoms is to see if we can listen to their message and really hear them and take them to heart, that is, make the connection fully.”      Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Trauma and Attachment You Tube by Bessel A. van der Kolk

Childhood Trauma and Mental Illness. Overcoming Childhood Trauma, Beyond the Smoke–Johann Hari

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