We all know about the benefits of getting out of our comfort zones, feeling our uncomfortable feelings, and bravely initiating those difficult conversations. Given our bias toward the negative and our awareness that growth sometimes means getting uncomfortable, it’s easy to neglect the things that support us.
Resourcing and resource development are terms often used in trauma treatment. A resource is anything that supports you in adjusting and responding to life while maintaining your sense of self. Resources can be internal or external. Trauma is what happens when we don’t have enough resources to process and integrate what is happening. The more resources we have developed, the more capacity we have to respond and adjust to our internal and external worlds. Slowing down to recognize and develop resources can make it much easier, and hopefully even fun sometimes, to face the challenging parts of yourself and your relationships.Read more