The more frenzied we feel, the more the rational brain gives way to our emotions
Being able to breathe calmly and remain in a state of relative physical relaxation, even while recalling painful and horrific memories, is an essential skill for recovery.
Traumatized people live with seemingly untenable feelings. It feels like their heart is broken, they are left with unbearable feelings in their stomach or literally feel stuffy. Yet any avoidance of such feelings actually makes our bodies more susceptible to being overwhelmed by them.
Beginners mind Nonjudgemental Acceptance Letting go Trust Patience Non Striving [...]
The first challenge is to find ways to cope with feeling overwhelmed by past sensations and emotions.