As our friends in the U.S. prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving next week I find myself thinking about the role of thankfulness in healing. Now, if you are early into your betrayal trauma journey, the idea of trying to dredge up some thankfulness on demand may sound at best “ridiculous” and at worst “cruel.” Please understand that if you are deep in the grieving process it’s ok to give thankfulness a miss for now. However, you can still read on because what I’m sharing will be applicable to you at some point.
Kicked while we’re down
In his book Understanding the Wounded Heart,