Trauma & Boundary Recovery - Our Yes, No Compass

For those of us recovering from child abuse, our sense of self is distorted. We literally don't exist but to cater to the twisted expectations of our toxic families.  Then one day we wake up and realize gosh 'Why am I doing this?" "Why am I putting up with this shit?" 

You want to scream out the words, Stop!, No! Enough!

Yes, it the moment we start learning to put our foot down and change the way people treat. It is the moment when we realize that we have to take care of ourselves because no one else will do it for us. The only way to ensure that we don't get walked on and shat on is by putting up "Do Not Trespass"

Sarri Gilman, the author of Transform Your Boundaries calls boundaries your  Yes, No Compass. 

Everyone is in the middle of a life story, and your story is being shaped by what you are saying yes to and what you are saying no to. Your Yes’s and No’s are what boundaries are made of. 

Your boundaries are trying to take care of you, and if you couldn’t protect yourself during the trauma, you may have lost trust in your boundaries. Restoring your connection to your yes and no (your boundaries) is an important part of the healing process. Read More:

 Good boundaries free you | Sarri Gilman

 

 Read more at my blog:  http://mindkindmom.com/trauma-...ur-yes-no-compass-2/

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