September 2 through October 18, 2019
Seven weeks acknowledging, allowing, and releasing our unspoken grief about childhood trauma; and reclaiming our Self
Three emails per week containing essays, writing prompts, and body centered mindfulness exercises.
All humans welcome
$180 USD (payment plans and partial scholarships available)
When we embark on our journeys of processing our complex childhood trauma, often we don’t consider grief as part of the process. We tend to focus on our anxiety and depression, on our somatic symptoms, and don’t make the time to allow the grief of all that we lost and never had, to flow through.
When we were abused or neglected as children, much is taken from us. Our sense of safety. Our ability to trust.
And our ability to grow healthy neural pathways that encourage our curiosity, sense of wonder, and learning.
Who could we have been if we hadn’t experienced these traumas at such young and developmentally critical ages? What have we lost? What are the roads we weren’t able to travel because of the impact of our childhood experiences? What if we didn’t have crippling anxiety? Depression? Chronic fatigue and or pain?
What if we take the time to consider these losses and actually allow ourselves to grieve?
I deeply believe that part of our trauma processing journey is always allowing and processing our grief. The grief of what happened to us when we young, the grief of that scared child not having caregivers who could love them the way they needed, and the grief of all that was lost and that we never had in the first place.
Part of that grief work is somatic based and allowing ourselves to come back into our bodies.
A large part of that work though is in the actual acknowledging and verbal (which can also be written) processing of that grief. Naming it, allowing it, releasing it, and allowing ourselves to begin to (re)claim our own happiness, our own lives, our own truths.
About me :: I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Washington in the US as well as a writer. I specialize in trauma, and specifically complex (childhood, relational, attachment based) trauma and written about many different types of trauma extensively over the last several years. I offer online groups and programs periodically throughout the year, as well as work with individual clients via Zoom. You can learn even more about me here.
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