Quote by Gloria Steinham
I think that there is a misconception and a skewed expectation that working through one’s traumas leads only to peace, and acceptance and forgiveness. And there is certainly value in those experiences.
As I mentioned in a previous quote, anger is a necessary emotion and it is often a vital part of healing and trauma work. With all the clients I work with, their trauma and hurt was at the hands of other people, it is only natural that this might cause some anger.
That anger is healthy and needed. Maybe it is needed to help them set better boundaries with others. Maybe that anger is needed to help give them the energy to fight for a better future for themselves and others politically. The anger is there to help them make a needed change, whatever it is. And in making that change, the anger is no longer needed and leaves, making room for a sense of freedom.