Your dignity is not something someone else can take from you, but we are vulnerable and our dignity can be wounded, bruised, negatively impacted and if you’re not aware of how to restore your dignity after a traumatic experience eventually we can lose sight of our self-worth and value.
Dr. Donna Hicks (drdonnahicks.com) speaks to “The Role of Dignity in Healing Trauma” by first surrounding yourself with people who see you, who know who you are, and can remind you of your self worth (dignity). This happens by placing yourself in front of those in your tribe who mirror neurones of empathy, synchronization, and connection as they sit and listen to your narrative.
“I want to hear more and understand more.” Putting it into practice as a practitioner means acknowledging the person by being a good listener, building a sense of connection through developing human connection through empathy. When people have been roughed up they need acknowledgment for what they have suffered.