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Healing From Trauma: The Initial Impact—Artwork Inspired By The Human Condition


Experience Brushstrokes Of Resilience


Unfold the shock, denial, and disbelief in the aftermath of a fight, flight, freeze, or fawn—the punch-in-the-gut breathlessness of the initial impact: healing from trauma.

Those who have suffered greatly do not apologize for having lived.




The artistic expression depicts a crown of thorns intertwined with dark red roses, contrasted against ethereal beauty, evoking feelings of sadness while also hinting at inner strength and the ability to find beauty in hardship.


Prose Inspiration: "Those who have suffered greatly do not apologize for having lived."


 
The feeling of darkness fills the lungs until a tired exhale clears the mind, making it hard to dream when reality is deceiving—a traumatic strangulation of just being human.






The artistic expression depicts the deep-rooted impact of trauma—systemic shock saturating physical and emotional well-being.


Prose Inspiration: "The feeling of darkness fills the lungs until a tired exhale clears the mind, making it hard to dream when reality is deceiving—a traumatic strangulation of just being human."



 
There is no fault to bear, burden to carry—we did nothing wrong—the generational curses haunt us all. So, we must agree: You have wasted too much time blaming yourself.




The artistic depiction shows a stoic expression with clear eyes and a fiery burnt orange-red explosive mind, emphasizing the literal hidden message (across the nape): "You've wasted too much time blaming yourself."


Prose Inspiration: "There is no fault to bear, burden to carry—we did nothing wrong—the generational curses haunt us all. So, we must agree: You have wasted too much time blaming yourself."


 
When my C-PTSD is triggered, I automatically dissociate. While experts say this is a healthy response, I believe they are mistaken. I don't require protection from myself; rather, there was zero protection in childhood.




The artistic expression depicts the wounded inner child, never having been protected, now expected to break cycles they did not create.


Prose Inspiration: "When my C-PTSD is triggered, I automatically dissociate. While experts say this is a healthy response, I believe they are mistaken. I don't require protection from myself; rather, there was zero protection in childhood.”



 

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The inner conflict between the responses of fight, flight, freeze, or fawn is a powerful struggle that takes place within the mind. The artistic expressions capture the soul experiencing shock, denial, and disbelief unfolding in a poetic dance within the psyche—like the physical manifestations we experience: pounding heart, clammy hands—the breathlessness of those four-in-the-morning phone calls no one is expecting.

















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