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Give Thanks

Give Thanks

Giving and receiving nourishment, hosting Thanksgiving dinner, my favorite day of the year. I prepare the turkey in brine the day before, up at dawn on Thanksgiving Day, to put in the oven, and start basting every 30 minutes. I prepare my mother’s green bean casserole, and sloppy potatoes, my son’s favorite of his grandmother‘s …

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trauma

Trauma is not what happened to you, but what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you

“Trauma is not what happened to you, but what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you,” Gabor Mate. I met Dr. Gabor Mate in October 2012 at the Veterans Trauma Treatment workshop held at the Omega Institute. He was a presenter speaking about his experiences with people who were addicted to …

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Mass Shooter

Trauma Recovery Is Essential in Understanding the Mass Shooter

Understanding, “standing under” with humility and compassion. The Trauma Informed Leader is key to preventing mass shootings. As a coherent leader, willing to attune to the presence of trauma eruptions, we notice something seems out of sync, a red flag. As trauma informed leaders, teachers, healers, parents, friends of parents, parents of friends, rather than …

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Traumatic Stress

Journey to Peace, Recovering from Traumatic Stress Disorder

“Peace I give unto you, My Peace I give unto you. Not as the world gives do I give”, John 14:27* Words spoken at the Welcome for arriving Pilgrims to the Military Pilgrimage International, Lourdes, France. Military from forty countries, including Ukraine, would be arriving in two days for a weekend of reconciliation and healing. …

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healing

Trauma Recovery within Adults will provide the safety needed for healing of children with PTSD.

Adults must hold the safe space through individual, collective, ancestral trauma recovery, while assuming every child has PTSD these days until proven otherwise. The felt sense of safety and trust in “helpers” is vital for a child trauma survivor’s recovery. The adult who grows up and shows up is the adult who is being fully …

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