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Thursday Thought — Step 1 in Trauma Recovery: Establishing Safety

It is exceedingly difficult for abuse victims to give up their defense mechanism and come alive to healthy intimacy when their safety is still threatened. Powerlessness makes deadness and denial extremely enticing — particularly for those who have experienced chronic abuse.  Thus, the first step in trauma recovery is establishing safety. It’s hard for those …

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