A classic Grounding Technique that's often used for anxiety is reconnecting to our five senses as a way to destimulate and recenter the mind and body. List five things you can see, four things you can feel, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste. These can be done in any order that works for you and your current surroundings.
It takes courage to stand up and speak. It takes courage to sit down
Sandra Cooze :
I am often being asked how to begin with healing trauma. The answer is quite simple: you make the conscious choice that you have suffered enough.
That decision in itself is so liberating. Choosing yourself above all else is the greatest gift you can give yourself. And with this mindset trauma healing can become a wonderful journey of transformation.
Judith Lewis Herman :
Like revenge, the fantasy of forgiveness often becomes a cruel torture, because it remains out of reach for most ordinary human beings. Folk wisdom recognizes that to forgive is divine. And even divine forgiveness, in most religious systems, is not unconditional. True forgiveness cannot be granted until the perpetrator has sought and earned it through confession, repentance, and restitution.
Johnnie Dent Jr :
It hurts to live in trauma; it hurts to heal from trauma... It takes courage to make a choice. Choose wisely.
Stephen Levine :
Making room in our heart for our own pain, we make room in our heart for theirs.
Dawn Serra :
There is no timestamp on trauma. There isn’t a formula that you can insert yourself into to get from horror to healed. Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the balm.
Lori Goodwin :
Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.
What we change inwardly will change outer reality.