Healing after a trauma is an incredibly complex process.
You need to give yourself time to process and understand what has happened, but you can sometimes struggle to remove the “victim” stigma that both follows you and affects how people treat you.
Dr. Joanne Mednick is the Executive Director of the Serenity Trauma Healing Center in California.
Dr. Mednick strives to bring her clients completion in the trauma/addiction/illness cycle and to move them from the pull of the trauma vortex of pain and chaos towards easily and consciously choosing the calm and relaxed healing vortex.
She discusses how to move from living as a survivor to a thriver and how you can come to view your issues as blessings in disguise.