Creating Community with Women
Sometimes I have described therapy and trauma work as having surgery without anesthesia. It was like that for me when I began my healing journey over 30 years ago.
What enabled me to commit to doing my hard and painful trauma work was not just my therapist but my safe community of women who listened, encouraged, challenged, and supported me, especially when I wanted to give up and go back to my dysfunctional ways of relating to others.
As your therapist, I will also encourage you to notice who are the safe people in your life so you can build your own connecting community.
“How can I know if someone is safe?” you may ask.
“There are no safe people in my life.” you may say.
“What do I do if I don’t trust anyone enough to even know if they could be safe?” you may wonder.
I had these questions too, and sometimes still do! But God has wired all of us for connective, safe community. And while I understand that it’s scary being vulnerable, not just with me but also with others, I also know this risk of authentically sharing your pain in a safe therapeutic relationship AND a safe supportive community is needed to sustain you on your healing journey.
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