Going to places you were traumatised is pretty good in terms of exposure therapy, if you're the one making the decision to go, and how long you go for- facing the places in a way that you control helps significantly. i'd advise you to be careful, though, ad don't spend too long lingering at any of the places unless you feel like you ABSOLUTELY can- staying too long can upset you pretty significantly, and that's never fun.
I agree!! For some strange reason I couldn’t stay at a hotel close to his grave and close to the home I grew up in. I had to drive about an hour away to stay at a hotel I felt comfortable with then the next day drive back to his grave.
the emotion of going back after 35 years brought up a lot of unexpected emotions. As a kid I didn’t feel any of the saddness around me, I just kept “working 20 hour days”!