I have tried to convey this same message so many times to others in this field who work with adolescents affected by trauma. Athena said it so well. This is the essence of meeting a person where they are. Listen to their story. We cannot rewrite experience for others, but by joining with them, we can provide the supportive connection and validation required for powerful transformation to arise.
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Thank you for posting this. It is reassuring. I hope my therapist holds this belief.. I am very concerned about the accuracy of events, but more concerned he will be.
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I hope you are met with a compassionate therapist, who holds a sacred space for you to share your story. The details will make sense as you are ready to receive them. No need to rush anything. Trust yourself, and give yourself the opportunity to connect with a therapist with whom you really resonate. I wish you all the best as you start on this journey!
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