Being hopeful can be an extremely difficult thing to do

Keywords: anxiety , depression , help , hope , trauma

I’m currently unemployed. A ton of my bills and my rent are late. My phone bill is on a payment arrangement and I’m worried I won’t be able to pay it because I don’t have any income. However, during this time I’ve been unemployed, I got set up with a therapist. It was hard saying goodbye to my last therapist. She was really great. My new therapist specializes in trauma and separation, depression and anxiety. She’s a good fit for me and I’m looking forward to the work we will do together. I also got set up with WIC, and an EBT card. I wasn’t able to get unemployment insurance due to not living in this state long enough, but I may be able to apply for Minnesota. I have hope because when I ask for help, there are people and resources out there for me.

Post Trauma feelings + experiences: Why do I feel angry or numb? Why do I find it so hard to feel safe and connect?

Keywords: anger , numb , trauma

This is what I teach clients. You can’t jump from the bottom step of freeze/collapse to the top step of safety and connection. You have to go THROUGH the activated state of the middle step.