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#9103 - 10/09/01 08:14 PM Insightful in identifying triggers.
fmighell Offline

Registered: 02/19/01
Posts: 276
Loc: Anchorage,Alaska
Just a paragraph from Nancy J. Napier's book
"Getting Through The Day"
Building Bridges-4th chapter:
At times no amount of adult understanding can keep you from being triggered, because you haven't yet completed the healing process around a traumatic childhood experience. It's helpful to acknowledge that this is a normal part of moving through healing. It's not the end of the world. It doesn't mean you've failed. It just means that the feelings coming up are still held in a pocket of time that hasn't fully been brought into your current psychological timeframe. With practice, things WILL change and you will have a much greater ability to use these moments to increase your sense of competence, safety, and mastery in the present.

I hope some others can relate to this as I can.
fmighell anc ak

#9104 - 10/09/01 09:41 PM Re: Insightful in identifying triggers.
Stephen_5 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/00
Posts: 667
Loc: Northern California Foothills

That is an excellent quote. I'll have to get the book and read it, it sounds helpful. I've said before that knowledge and awareness of what the triggers are helps but understanding and change come with time.


I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)


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