Power of Social Support

During quarantine, the ways that we seek (and also receive) social support probably look different. But, we eagerly and abundantly need it.

“Social support is the most powerful protection against becoming overwhelmed by stress and trauma”

Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD and leading researcher on trauma

Restoring relationships and community is central to restoring well-being (The Body Keeps the Score, 38).

Encouragement to…be creative and courageous to seek & receive social support.

Feature Image: Many Americans feel like they need coffee. (No judgment, I drink coffee.) What we really n-e-e-d, though, are other people! Who are safe and loving. We were made to need others. Let us begin to try meeting our real needs.

Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash

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