Working Through Trauma

  • Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT
  • Series: Dear Rosa

When trauma and pain occur, it is common for us to make vows for the future to protect ourselves from further pain. Common vows are “I will never let another man (or woman) hurt me,” or “I will never let them see me sweat.” The problem is that these attempts at protection also block us from being connected to ourselves and others. They may initially help us feel safer, but after time they keep us from true connection and love.