Studying trauma shouldn’t just inform our parenting methods. It should also instill us with hope.
When we understand the pervasive effects of trauma on the brain, we’re also let it on the inverse—the equally pervasive effects of nurturing relationship & therapeutic intervention & restorative love.
The could-be image, the potential: What was broken in relationship, can be healed in relationship.
Trauma is wired into brains like sketched out pathways of brokenness. But healing rewires and re-routes paths. It writes over lines of fracture with powerful words of mending. The undone, redone & re-formed & restored.