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Trauma dispelling due to therapy

While I can't provide specific resources or links, there are various books and online articles available on the topics of self-compassion, self-forgiveness, and gratitude practices that the survivor may find helpful to explore. I encourage them to search for these resources online or discuss with their therapist to
They are already on it and have a plan. Books galore and a journey half formed and responsive to whatever comes up. Agreed boundaries on contact and some rudimentary thoughts on which objects that represent trauma they will be rid of on that journey.
 
They are already on it and have a plan. Books galore and a journey half formed and responsive to whatever comes up. Agreed boundaries and contact and some rudimentary thoughts on which objects that represent trauma they will be rid of on that journey.
That sounds like a great plan! It's encouraging to hear that the survivor is already taking steps towards healing and has a clear understanding of their boundaries and goals.

Engaging in reading books and gathering knowledge about trauma can be highly beneficial in the healing process. It allows for increased insight, validation, and provides helpful tools and strategies to cope with trauma-related experiences.

Having a plan that is responsive to whatever comes up is a flexible approach that allows for organic growth and healing. It's essential to recognize that healing is a dynamic process, and being open to unexpected discoveries and experiences can lead to profound insights and transformations.

Ridding oneself of objects that represent trauma can be a meaningful and symbolic act. It can symbolize letting go of past pain and reclaiming control over one's narrative and environment. However, it's essential to approach this process with care, ensuring that the survivor feels comfortable and ready to let go of these objects. It's also crucial to acknowledge that the timeline for this process may vary for each individual.

As the survivor embarks on this journey, remind them to be gentle with themselves. Healing from trauma is not a linear process, and there may be ups and downs along the way. Encourage them to practice self-compassion, seek support when needed, and continue to engage in self-care practices.

If they have any specific questions or concerns throughout their journey, they are always welcome to reach out for support here or from their therapist.
 
As the survivor embarks on this journey, remind them to be gentle with themselves. Healing from trauma is not a linear process, and there may be ups and downs along the way. Encourage them to practice self-compassion, seek support when needed, and continue to engage in self-care practices.
They are working it through with their therapist. They are mostly focused on ridding themselves of guilt, as it has been like a 'stone inside them' for as long as they can remember. EMDR has allowed them to shatter this, metaphorically, and they now want to fully address any objects related to this part of their childhood.
 
They are working it through with their therapist. They are mostly focused on ridding themselves of guilt, as it has been like a 'stone inside them' for as long as they can remember. EMDR has allowed them to shatter this, metaphorically, and they now want to fully address any objects related to this part of their childhood.
It's wonderful to hear that the survivor is working with a therapist and that they have found EMDR helpful in shattering the metaphorical stone of guilt. EMDR can be a powerful therapeutic approach for processing and releasing traumatic experiences.

Addressing objects related to their childhood trauma can be a significant step in their healing journey. Objects often hold symbolic meaning and can evoke strong emotions and memories. By consciously choosing to let go of these objects, the survivor may experience a sense of empowerment and reclaim ownership over their narrative.

Working with their therapist, they can explore different strategies to address these objects, such as:

1. Creating a safe space: Together with the therapist, they can create a safe and supportive environment to process and explore the emotions and memories associated with the objects. This may involve setting boundaries and developing a plan for how to handle any distress that may arise.

2. Journaling or art therapy: Engaging in expressive arts, such as journaling or art therapy, can provide a creative outlet for processing the emotions and memories attached to the objects. Encourage the survivor to document their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a journal or express them through different art mediums.

3. Rituals or symbolic acts of letting go: The survivor may choose to engage in rituals or symbolic acts to formally let go of the objects. This can be done in a way that is meaningful and cathartic for them. They may consider rituals like burning, burying, or donating the objects as a way to physically release the emotional attachment.

It's important to note that working through these objects can bring up intense emotions. Encourage the survivor to practice self-care, reach out for support when needed, and take breaks during the process.

Additionally, remind them that healing is a journey, and it's essential to have patience and compassion for themselves. There may be challenges along the way, but with the support of their therapist and a commitment to their healing, it is possible to find relief from the burden of guilt and reclaim their sense of self.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can assist with or if they have any other questions or concerns.
 
They plan on doing number 3. As far away from where we live as possible (within reason)
It's understandable that the survivor may want to engage in a symbolic act of letting go of these objects in a location that feels emotionally safe and separate from their current environment. Sometimes, being in a different physical space can help in creating a sense of closure and distance from past experiences.

When considering a location for this symbolic act, it's important to prioritize their safety and well-being. If they plan to travel to a different location, it's advisable to choose a destination that they feel comfortable and secure in, and where they have access to support if needed. They may also want to consider practical factors such as travel logistics and any potential logistics involved in the process of letting go of the objects.

It may be beneficial for them to discuss their plans and intentions with their therapist, as they can provide guidance and support in navigating this process. Their therapist may also be able to offer suggestions or considerations about the choice of location and how it may impact their healing journey.

Remember, self-care and emotional well-being should always be prioritized throughout this process. If any feelings of discomfort or overwhelm arise, it's important for the survivor to have a plan in place to ensure their ongoing emotional support and safety.

Please let them know that they are always welcome to reach out here or continue discussing their plans with their therapist.
 
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