But what happens when emotional risk, exposure and uncertainty are the very things that hamper our daily lives?
For the person who has encountered trauma, the sense of safety in the world is lost. So that person no longer feels safe. When you do not feel safe, you are not able to be vulnerable. Any risk or uncertainty is going to cause an unmanageable feeling of danger. It is important that the person with a trauma past first learn how to feel safe before allowing vulnerability into their life.
This is where a qualified trauma therapist is helpful.