“Courage is a heart word. Be brave. Love hard.” – Brené Brown
I love these words by Brene’ Brown and this wonderful Lionheart image from her team @themarblejar.
It is SO challenging to live this way when we grow up without the consistent nurture, protection, and guidance of secure attachment!
We often gravitate toward relationships that feel familiar – with similar dynamics to those we grew up with – and thus experience repeated reminders that love just leaves us with unmet meets and that risking vulnerability is entirely unsafe.
Healing the attachment system through EMDR therapy, modified to treat complex/developmental trauma, can shift what we see as possible in relationships, the quality of relationships we are attracted to, and what kind of treatment we believe we deserve!
It can help us follow Brene’s encouragement in the way I believe she means it – and choose secure relationships in which it is wise to love hard!
I believe the courage to do this work is truly Lionhearted!!