Dragons have always fascinated me. I grew up celebrating Michaelmas ever year, and still do at my children’s school, but last year I also formed a personal connection to the idea of dragons and found out what they could mean for me.
How would you describe a traumatized person? And what does your trauma look or feel like? I’ve dealt with different kinds of trauma over the past three years, and here are some of the key things I’ve learned so far.
When I shut down in fear, and completely freeze up, what am I really thinking? What’s my self-talk like? And how did I discover it?
My last therapy session involved the technique of EMDR. Diving deep into difficult emotions has left me physically exhausted, but mentally more at ease than I had been before.