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Finding Your Voice

What happens when you lose your voice? I’ve discovered that’s when you lose yourself . . . The effects of trauma are pervasive, affecting our mind, body, and soul. Our nervous system is wired to protect us from harm, but may be thwarted from doing so by elements in the environment such as inconsistent caregiving or outright abuse. If babies are not helped to settle and soothe by attuned, responsive caregivers, they will not internalize a sense of safety and security from which to grow and explore and develop a healthy sense of self. Instead, they will remain in a state of hypo or hyper arousal, lacking the neural platforms and capacity to regulate even when the environment is relatively

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