We don’t reach the light through endless analysis of the dark. We reach the light by choosing the light.
               – Marianne Williamson

True confession: when I swim over dark water, I’m overcome by fear of prehistoric creatures rising from darkened depths and grabbing me.  It harkens back to days as a young girl, reading through glossy prints of terrifying prehistoric fish.  Imagine a piranha, and multiply its size and number of teeth by 100.  You get the picture.  

For some reason, if I swim with someone beside me, I’m safe.  A magical band of protection unites us and protects us from harm.

Trauma recovery is like that.  Alone, in the dark, it’s terrifying.  Together, by shining a light on it, somehow it doesn’t seem so overwhelming.

Warm regards,

Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong

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