Can it be this good?
My mind feels relaxed. Negative, self sabotaging thoughts are cleared. I didn’t realise that my life experiences were continually affecting me on a daily basis. Now those things are gone, and they are in the past. It’s like my mind has been unlocked and I’ve been released. I had no idea I was stuck in the past because of the things that have happened to me and that I have experienced.
Day to day normal every day stresses don’t seem to impact on me as they did, and I can gather my thoughts and use reasoning to handle situations more calmly.
I feel that my mind is clearer and not overloaded with clutter. I can face the future with excitement and no more dread because I can make decisions for myself. I’ve grown up. The child in me has been comforted and treated with proper care and kindness and I no longer need to unknowingly carry and lug around the pain, shame, fear (trauma) caused by past experiences.
(The Richards Trauma Process)