Tag Archives: Trauma

Trauma and the Goldilocks zone…


Are you traumatized enough? …too much? … or just the right amount? …”to qualify for services” Specifically, “…to qualify for inclusion” in a study being conducted into into a new therapeutic approach advertising itself as “trauma informed therapy”. What it … Continue reading

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Remembering is not required – Babette Rothschild


From Babette Rothschild… No3 in Series from the book:  8 Keys to safe trauma recovery. This below is from the series of short videos summarising the book.   #3 Remembering is Not Required “One of the holes we have in … Continue reading

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How we can bring about mental health support to refugees – Essam Daod-


Essam Daod shares a story of  one way we can bring brief, important support to refugees at critical times. And also offers us a window of insight into how any of us might support any other of us  midst potentially … Continue reading

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Grounding Trauma Conference 2018 : Challenging Paradigms. 17th, 18th April 2018


Very pleased to have been invited to co-present with Jennifer Wynne a the CAST Grounding Trauma Conference 2018. Neither trauma nor difficult experiences that called names like “psychosis” are as mysterious or hard to understand as many experts would have … Continue reading

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Workshop#1 Accepting Voices in Calgary- Sat 5th May, 2018


Workshop Accepting Voices a unique non-diagnostic and creative way of understanding a range of human experiences that have been mystified and made taboo and yet which are remarkably common and really not that hard to understand.
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revealing the trauma of war


Excellent article in National Geographic about application of very simple, powerful approach of encouraging vets to make and paint masks as a way to express their pain, their woundedness. As one says… “I THOUGHT THIS WAS A JOKE, I wanted … Continue reading

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Still Trying – Nathaniel Rateliff


I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know a goddamn thing Continue reading

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Canadian judge rules in favor of forcibly adopted First Nations survivors


Government is responsible for trauma of 16,000 indigenous children removed from families between 1965 and 1984, judge said. 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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Disempowered and disconnected


The core experience of trauma is feeling disconnected and disempowered.
Ironic then, that so often our approach to mental health and the systems we build leave people feeling disconnected and disempowered. Continue reading

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