Relational Safety

A poetic exploration when therapeutic alliance feels unsafe.

When you look away,

Spirit of safety is disarrayed.

When you  softly dismiss me,

My tender heart-aches to flee.

When your eyes hold me back.

Countless old memories return, snap

When formal structures take apart space.

Everyday Sensations tighten, leaving no trace,

When you appear carelessly cold.

My unprocessed trauma is unrolled.

When you cannot open up to my ways,

My body withdraws and decays.

When creativity becomes quiet,

Past beliefs return screaming secrets.

Instead when you are with me attentively,

I can flourish in our relational alchemy.

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