The aim in trauma repair is not to become exactly what you once were, but to become something new, and possibly even better. Once released from the embodied traumatic response that maintains undue focus on the past, it becomes possible to explore new and exciting options for a future you may never have imagined. More then the physical and emotional losses sustained in traumatic experience is the loss to your sense of Self-worth. It is this lowered sense of worth that gives rise to the lie that you cannot handle the change… and there is only one acceptable solution for any problem. When your sense of Self is restored to its rightful place on the grand totem pole of all Creation, you feel empowered to accept numerous alternatives. Healing is hard work, indeed, because it requires that you act before you feel like acting. If you will but trust the creative process, there is no life too damaged to heal.