“The first goal of trauma recovery should and must be to improve your quality of life on a daily basis” (Rothschild, 2010)
The 5 Stages of Healing from Trauma, according to Licia Berry, Empowered Server (Stage 5). Heal yourself from a traumatic experience and assist others!
If you've made it past the first long, difficult stage of recovery–establishing emotional, physical and sexual safety–you may be ready for these next steps.
Toxic relationships may lead to the formation of trauma bonds. Breaking free involves facing hard truths, grieving, setting boundaries, and getting support.