The Gentle Art of Self-Allowing

There is a broad base of therapeutic literature focusing on self-regulation, or the ability to manage and re-direct one’s emotions in a healthy way.  When individuals act out in unhealthy ways due to a lack of control over their emotions, this is called dysregulation. Most people would agree that a high level of self-control isContinue reading “The Gentle Art of Self-Allowing”

Why Trauma Makes Resting So Difficult

Photo by Luis Villasmil on Unsplash I have one memory of rest that sticks out for me. It happened a month or so ago, in my apartment. I was sitting at my sewing machine, stitching a small, padded pouch for my friend’s rosary. Time softened and melted away, and I was blissfully unaware of anythingContinue reading “Why Trauma Makes Resting So Difficult”