The Power of Connections

A post from psychotherapy.central on Instagram. It’s a quote from Stephen Porges that reads, “Trauma compromises our ability to engage with others by replacing patterns of connection with patterns of protection.”

I find these words by Stephen Porges to be very wise and real:

“Trauma compromises our ability to engage with others by replacing patterns of connection with patterns of protection.”

When a person or community has experienced trauma, recent or long ago, the instincts for protection are valid.

-And-

This is one of the reasons that human connections are important in the healing of trauma. They restore something diminished. And they protect too.

Renee Roederer

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