3. your mind might just not let you start healing at all if you aren't ready and you aren't safe.
4. that said, an intensification of the really harsh, distressing symptoms — flashbacks, nightmares — can actually be a sign that you might be ready to move towards healing. it's a sign that your taboo, the avoidance of your trauma, is getting less complete — that's how the traumatic memories slip through, and it's what lets you revive and heal some of the connected memories around it
the important thing to remember is:
1. the pain of being re-exposed to trauma is real. you walled those memories off for what, at least at the time, were very good reasons. I am not telling you to harm yourself — just to take small emotional risks from a place of safety and a real need to grow
2. it is critically important that you feel safe. if you don't feel safe, you don't heal, you harm. you want to prove to yourself it's safe to go back to old memories that lie on the edge of your trauma.
Dry herb vape pros:
- no combustion
- minimal vapour
- nice and warm in hands
- smells toasty
- eat the decarb stuff you get after using it, get high twice on your weed!
- barely any smell
- get high in public without people knowing
- have fun watching the digital display and feeling like the future is kinda neat actually
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