& Seeking Safety
Dr. Teresa Naseba Marsh, PhD, MA, RN, RP, SEP Psychotherapist, Healer, Author, Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Once traumatized, victims often report that they are plagued by intrusive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are destructive to themselves and others. Consequently, they often lose the meaning of life, feel hopeless, and have times in which they feel de-humanized. Some authors refer to that condition as ‘a spiritual crisis’ or ‘soul wound’. Trauma destroys the bonds and connections individuals have with themselves, others, and the world. This disconnection affects their sense of community and belonging, moving them further into isolation, shame, guilt, and self-blame.