When have you been in  stressful situation? Did you have the resources you needed to resolve the problem or did you close down a part of yourself for self-protection?

I still remember a scene from my pediatrician's office when I was 4 or 5 years old. I was terrified at the prospect of the nurse pricking my finger to get a drop of blood!

I screamed and balled my hands into tight fists. I buried my face in my mother's midsection.

Finally the situation was resolved when the nurse uncurled a finger and got the sample without my even noticing. I was too busy screaming.

When I was told it was over, I remember being surprised. I don't remember any further scenes ever, even when I had a series of allergy shots.

I had the help and protection I needed to eventually manage that situation. But WHAT IF???

What if my mother had not been both sympathetic and loving?

What if she or the nurse had yelled at me to shut up?

What if I had been alone with the nurse?

In any of those situations I could easily have been overwhelmed by something an adult would consider a minor inconvenience.

If you were not protected, your energy may still be stuck in an incident you barely remember.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 33-36 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.)

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