Category Archives: Trauma

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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likely the effects of a particularly powerful psychological trauma…


“may well be the effects of  particularly powerful psychological trauma” These are the words of Eugene Bleuler when he first coined the term “schizophrenia” as a way of naming and understanding what he had been observing in patients in his … 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 is not the thing that happened…


Trauma is not the thing that happened but, in fact, the effect left within us by our experiences
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Trauma means Wound


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

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a person given a diagnosis of “psychosis” is 15 times more likely to …


Wonder how the “voice inside your head”  finished off that sentence… Some straight talking… Here’s some data: A person who has been given a diagnosis of psychosis is three times more likely to have been abused as a child than … Continue reading

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A long, complex and stubborn history with trauma


Bessel van der Kolk  at bigthink.org offers  a potted history of psychiatry and society’s difficult relationship with trauma. Psychiatry started as study of what were then deemed bizarre behaviours, but discovered they were understandable when considered in context with extraordinary … Continue reading

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Those who hear voices…


There are those who hear voices and those who haven’t yet. Continue reading

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A smart move


Everyone has the right to behave like an asshole every now and then
Occasionally, it turns out to have been a smart move. Continue reading

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