We have difficult experiences on a regular basis and most people are able to deal with them in a healthy way. The problem occurs when we are overloaded to such an extent that our systems are traumatized. This has historically been a significant problem but now there are many good therapy processes that help to process the trauma so it no longer hinders your life.
A trauma specialist Bessel van der Kolk shares his video (6.5 minutes)
How to Heal Trauma & PTSD with Somatic Experiencing
This is a very informative video about the healing process and the mechanism relating to trauma and the fight flight response.
Our systems are really very brilliant and they are designed to keep us safe. The problem occurs when we are in environments that constantly overload our nervous systems or when we experience specific events that overload us.
Our conditioning and social structures restrict our natural healing capacity but all is not lost we can follow some simple steps to work through profound healing. The following video is about 30 minutes but it is well work the time ….. enjoy.
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Opioid medications help control acute pain, such as pain you experience after surgery, back pain, joint pain, etc. There are risks when the medications are used incorrectly. When opioids travel through your blood system and attach to receptors in your brain, cells release signals that silence your perception of pain and boost your feelings of pleasure.
And that is what becomes very addictive in a short period of time.
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Suicide affects every community (some more than others) and it leaves in its wake a tsunami of mixed emotions, pain, and grief. Some age groups are more susceptible, some demographics are more susceptible, and the unfortunate truth is that some people continue to take their own lives in a variety of ways.
“In Canada, approximately 6000 suicides take place annually, slightly below deaths due to cancers of the colon and breast. Suicide is the seventh-most common cause of death among Canadian males and tenth-highest among both sexes combined.” (Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention)
Shame is a complicated emotion that can affect our lives in both positive and negative ways. Brené Brown shares her thoughts about shame in this 20 minute TED talk. I recommend listening to her perspective and thinking about how shame shows up in your life.
Vulnerability is something we all have to come to grips with and consider our relationship to it. By accessing our personal vulnerability we actually enhance our lives, create stronger relationships, and understand others in a new way. This 20 minute TED talk by Brené Brown is a good introduction to the world of vulnerability…. enjoy!!
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Trauma affects us in many ways and Somatic experiencing is a process of both understanding trauma and its effects on our system and also how to reprocess the trauma. This 10 minute video gives some good information about the process. …. Enjoy
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Here is a good video that helps to explain how our early experiences affect our way of being in the world. The theory is called attachment theory but that part is not as important as the idea that our adult experience continues to be informed by the experiences we had as children.
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