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Okay, So What’d He Learn?

Here’s the secret we just don’t explain enough when we’re talking about PTSD, depression, substance abuse disorder, etc.: Healing doesn’t happen without safety.

Not that it’s better with safety, or that it’s easier: It’s impossible without first feeling safe.

But we can take it a step further…

We’ve Got More in Common than We Think

(We’ve talked about this so much in terms of trauma — that now that we know about epigenetics, we know that if we don’t focus on healing, the changes to our gene expressions will get passed down to our offspring — that’s true all across nature. Just like how mycelial networks underneath trees change with the environment. They connect hundreds of square miles of ancient forest undergrounds exactly like the neural networks in our brains.)

He needed something mindless, in a way.



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