The first counselor I saw when I first presented to therapy told me about this cycle of Explore, Express, Contain in the fist 6 or so months of my trauma healing. It was during a time when I was still learning how to handle the waves of emotions that I was being flooded with.
I even wrote about it in October of 2017.
Well – this very cycle of Explore, Express, Contain has continually presented itself during my years of healing thus far, to the point that as I venture into new ways of expressing myself creatively – I made a video about it.
For me, it was interesting to read my take on this cycle in the early stages of my trauma healing vs. how this cycle feels for me now.
I hope this was helpful for you! Please share your thoughts with me about this cycle in the comments below!
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