In the quest to heal from trauma, or to soothe interpersonal disconnection, we may be prone to seek out control. This may especially be the case for those who experienced childhood trauma, as the mind and body may have internalized a belief that the environment may be safer, if you can learn to control or predict the actions of others.⠀ 💜⠀ When we are accustomed to being on edge, or we are used to fearing the behaviors of others, we may become hyper aroused, and to deal with this physiological distress, we may seek out ways to control our environment. Often, the pursuit of control leads to other symptoms related to trauma such as: disordered eating, eating disorders, substance use, self-harm, compulsive shopping, gambling, or sex, over-achieving, or any other behavior or thought process that helps someone feel as if they have autonomy over their own decisions.⠀ 💜⠀ While gaining control may help manage some of the distress you are experiencing, it will not soothe you, or alleviate your trauma symptoms. When the nervous system is reactive, it is actually a sense of peace that will help the mind, body, and soul, to heal. ⠀ 💜⠀ You are worthy of fully resting, you deserve peace. Once you are safe, give yourself permission to go inward and truly access your own needs and wants. To all those suffering and grasping for anything to make them feel better, I see you.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #hea#heal/a> #recovery #heal #trauma #traumainformed #traumaaware #traumatherapy #traumatherapist #ptsd #cptsd #selflove #selfacceptance #selfesteem #selfcompassion #growth #control #peace #mind #body #soul #HAES #traumasymptoms #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #suffering #thoughts #feelings #actions #empower #theempoweredtherapist
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The soul of a deer that wanders .. Yes, I confirm it, watercolors can also be mystical 💕🦌 . . . #deer #shadow #watercolor #daisyobscure #soul #mystical #fantasy #dark #traditionalart #traditionalartist #inspiration #tranquillity #shadowpaintings #paint #paper #top
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"Alter of Ka: the 5 parts of the human soul" Both doors open (Image 4 of 5 of changeable composition. This piece features swinging doors so the viewer can change the composition/image/painting at will.) Oil and mixed media on wood 2018 #figure #figurarivepainting #abs#abstract/a> #abstract #abstractfigure #evolution #abstractpainting #process #finishedart #woman #CLT #southernpainting #oil #oilpainting #red #swingingdoor #cathedral #placeofworship #alterpiece #thehumansoul #soul
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