We talked about the flight. We talked about my plans to end my life. We made plans to save my life. I did a personal inventory.
People keep breaking quarantine because the ANS, which controls our trauma responses, is compelling us to seek out others.
When the flight or flight response is in full swing, it can feel as though we are being carried away by an internal storm.
A conscience is a risky thing because it isn’t passive. It is burdensome, and in this it resembles the other side of privilege.
In a trauma bond, nothing can be resolved productively. There is no such thing as conflict resolution through healthy communication.