“As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself.”
People who’ve been deeply hurt and traumatized are, naturally, afraid of their memories.
They want to forget. They try to forget.
But the truth is, the brain isn’t good at denial.
When the feelings and emotions are pushed down and repressed, they can’t be processed, and they don’t go away. They aren’t integrated. They are lying there in wait.
And it takes a lot of energy to keep those memories down – for the past is still alive; you don’t forget the shame and pain.
So we live, day by day with a dark, gnawing sense of dread. And we feel we’ve lost control of our life, and who we.
What to do About it
“People cannot put traumatic events behind them until they are able to acknowledge what has happened…
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