The good news is that we are resilient, and we can heal. The first step is to understand how ACEs or childhood adversity may have impacted us, maybe even in ways we didn’t recognize before.
The next step is to use strategies, healthy practices, routines, and tools to rewire our brain and body.
Because ACEs and toxic stress often work their way into many aspects of our lives, healing — for most of us — is a process, not a destination. For some, the barriers to healing are greater still due to racism, discrimination, poverty, and other factors. If we live somewhere we feel unsafe or where opportunities aren’t available, it can make our healing journeys harder.
The good news is, you can take the first step right here.