10 lessons from the book The Body Keeps the Score

Credits: Unsplash

The greatest sources of our suffering are the lies we tell ourselves.

Credits: Unsplash

As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself…The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage.

Credits: Unsplash

It takes enormous trust and courage to allow yourself to remember.

Credits: Unsplash

Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.

Credits: Unsplash

It is especially challenging for traumatized people to discern when they are actually safe and to be able to activate their defenses when they are in danger.

Credits: Unsplash

Feeling out of control, survivors of trauma often begin to fear that they are damaged to the core and beyond redemption.

Credits: Unsplash

Scared animals return home, regardless of whether home is safe or frightening.

Credits: Unsplash

affiliate link

Credits: Unsplash

Credits: Unsplash