“Don’t be hard on yourself anymore, darling. You’ve been through so many hard moments already. You don’t wanna keep adding to the list.” -S.C. Lourie
It can be so easy to keep repeating to ourselves the mean things that reflect what we learned from maltreatment by others – especially if it came from those closest to us.
My favorite part of the EMDR Readiness Course is about learning to look at our younger selves with loving eyes . . . And what naturally follows is speaking to ourselves with kind, nurturing, encouraging words in general.
Thank you to Butterflies and Pebbles for these beautiful words!
If you haven’t yet, I invite you to join me for the first Module of The EMDR Readiness Course (for free!) – to learn about how EMDR therapy provided by a well-trained, careful practitioner can be modified to treat complex/developmental trauma. The link is above.
The full course is designed to be a source of knowledge – a precursor or adjunct to treatment – to help insure there is what needs to be in place before trauma memory processing can begin safety and effectively.