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Only a safe bird sings

March 20, 20241 min read

Ever thought about that? Birds go silent when there is danger.

Do we? Do our brains sense what might be dangerous to them and as they do, make us “go silent”? It could be that our speaking is slowed, we stutter, stammer, or say things that make less sense, or our ability to process and see things clearly is hindered, or our ability to feel feelings we need to feel is dampened.

We can only sing when we feel safe: beyond literal survival, we need a certain degree of knowing we are in a place where we will not die, be badly injured, or lose our minds to be able to thrive a little more.

Only a safe bird sings.

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Elizabeth Power

Elizabeth Power, M. Ed., CEO of EPower & Associates, Inc. , is a sought-after speaker, facilitator, and consultant. EPower & Associates is the parent organization for The Trauma Informed Academy(r). "All we do is help people with change, resilience and self-care, and learning to live trauma responsively. And everything is done from the trauma-informed perspective," she says. "Even courses directly about working with trauma are about change."

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