Safety is not pointing to faces on a piece of paper.
Safety never comes from a piece of paper.
Safety comes from relationships.
No one learnt to self-regulate without co-regulation.
You can’t do anything when your nervous system is shot to pieces.
That blank face wasn’t calmness it was complete shutdown.
We need connective subjects; art, making, doing, chatting.
We don’t need pictures of feelings, we need to learn through doing and being with people.
Regulation through others is not weakness; it’s validation for our feelings.
It is okay to be who we are.It is okay to take time to get there.
Sitting outside a classroom may be better than the other option, but really is that the best we can do?
(I’m just sorry I didn’t come and get you sooner.x)