Words and music are pathways for creativity and self expression that can lead to storytelling. Storytelling is sharing the tracks that have been taken on any journey. The journey from trauma to healing is eased and enriched by creativity.
For the whole of the 28 years of therapy, I wrote words. Some to remember what I had remembered, some in sadness, some in anger, others in relief. Words in the form of poetry and short stories; creating a picture and taking me towards freedom.
My music was buried deeply, safely hidden from my childhood world of terror. When it finally surfaced it was beautiful. The opposite of all fear and chaos; it's gentle, melodic and rich in harmony. You can hear it on Spotify.