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When Healing From Trauma Feels Like Getting Worse

Healing from complex and developmental trauma and in many cases, a lifetime of varying states of structural dissociation, involves a process of embodiment. This sounds great – who wouldn’t want to be more embodied, present and aware? For trauma survivors, one of the effects of becoming embodied means they begin to FEEL more, and that, unfortunately, can mean at times there is increased emotional discomfort, particularly anxiety, which can be distressing, disheartening and hard to bear, but there is hope…

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