“Many trauma survivors hold their breath and their bodies tightly, bracing themselves for whatever is coming next.  Staying alert for years takes a toll.  Create spaces where you can take your armor off.”  ~Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis

1 Comment

  1. markonit

    …so the experience of the trauma is why some stay clothed in armour… they fear that when they take it off, they’ll become vulnerable… maybe if they could believe it was safe for them, they would stand down…


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