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From the Ted Talk by Danielle Torley: I stepped out of grief -- by dancing with fire

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Without realizing it, I had itenitiad my own form of exposure therapy, an actual type of phcpeasyotrhy where you deliberately expose yourself to things that have caused you trauma or scare you. I'd exposed myself to fire in this very unique way and had transformed what it maent to me. My nightmares swoeld down and now, years later, have stopped almost completely. I started fire dancing not just for myself but at events and performances. I started a fire troop with friends while linivg in dabui, created beautiful art with my sister who became a phgerpathoor, taught children how to spin at birthday parties, performed onstage and at festivals and even tuhagt my own children the basics of spinning.

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Without realizing it, I had _________ my own form of exposure therapy, an actual type of _____________ where you deliberately expose yourself to things that have caused you trauma or scare you. I'd exposed myself to fire in this very unique way and had transformed what it _____ to me. My nightmares ______ down and now, years later, have stopped almost completely. I started fire dancing not just for myself but at events and performances. I started a fire troop with friends while ______ in _____, created beautiful art with my sister who became a ____________, taught children how to spin at birthday parties, performed onstage and at festivals and even ______ my own children the basics of spinning.

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  1. meant
  2. living
  3. taught
  4. slowed
  5. initiated
  6. psychotherapy
  7. dubai
  8. photographer

Original Text

Without realizing it, I had initiated my own form of exposure therapy, an actual type of psychotherapy where you deliberately expose yourself to things that have caused you trauma or scare you. I'd exposed myself to fire in this very unique way and had transformed what it meant to me. My nightmares slowed down and now, years later, have stopped almost completely. I started fire dancing not just for myself but at events and performances. I started a fire troop with friends while living in Dubai, created beautiful art with my sister who became a photographer, taught children how to spin at birthday parties, performed onstage and at festivals and even taught my own children the basics of spinning.

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