Category Archives: Abuse

Baboons in The Whitehouse…


“Donald trump has been brought to us so we can be  really clear on what too much privilege looks like.” Continue reading

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Angry Inuk


The continued existence of Inuit peoples demonstrates their resilience – not only in the environment in which they call home but also, like many other Indigenous peoples of the world,  in face of the many hundreds of years of history of those seeking to impose the “benefits” of Western / European civilization upon their way of life.
We have to trust the people who have been the guardians of this earth”
We might also learn from them. Continue reading

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What if we could…


What if we could interpret the voices a person might hear that only they hear – and especially those most difficult to hear – as if they were part of some kind of ‘map’, or ‘collage’, or ‘mash-up’ or even a mirror of their life experiences?
You can. So, what’s holding you back? Continue reading

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What we hold inside…


“Trauma is not what happens to us but what we hold inside in absence of empathetic witnesses”. Peter Levine Continue reading

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Baboons in suits


Robert Sapolsky on how hierarchy has a destructive force in body and psyche in individuals and community. He is talking about baboons, the ones he’s observed for decades along with the effects of stress upon health and behaviour. His observation … Continue reading

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Pathways from surviving adverse experiences to being deemed “psychotic


We will likely be told we have “lost touch with reality”, whatever that means, when the truth is it’s really not hard to understand: we are struggling to feel safe in the world. Continue reading

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What’s it like round here?


Seth Godin often pops something into my inbox that shows me a way to say something I’m struggling to find a way to say and to share… Community standards “What’s it like around here?” It’s a fair question to ask … Continue reading

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Understanding Trauma – Peter Levine and his Slinky


Peter Levine’s work unlocks our understanding of how trauma works within us – and how we can heal ourselves and find ways to support others in their healing, In this short [6min] clip he uses a slinky to demonstrate how … Continue reading

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Thorns in the spirit…


Trauma means Wound The word “trauma” means “wound”. Trauma is not the thing that happened but the effect left within us by our experiences of what happened.  It can, though leave us experiencing life as if the thing that did … Continue reading

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Trauma means Wound


Trauma means “wound”.
That’s it, no shit. Continue reading

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