PART I: SELF CONNECTION

THE GUIDE

Our sense of security and trust (in ourselves, in others, and in reality itself) often starts with our family environment – the foundation upon which our personality, future relationships, and physical/psychological health is based.

 

As children, we may have experienced varying degrees of material and emotional security. Even if the caregivers and authority figures in our lives had the best of intentions and were generally supportive and loving people, it’s likely that we did not come out of our early years without experiencing some form of disappointment, loss, betrayal, boundary violation, or traumatic event.

 

For some of us, there may have been times when our needs for respect, positive self-regard, emotional, psychological or physical safety were severely threatened or violated (worse yet, by the very people who professed to have our best interest at heart.)

4. TRUST & TRAUMA

Essay by Katarzyna Vedah. June 2, 2018

Having our security and trust compromised in this way could have shaken us to the core, leading to a chronic feeling of being unsafe in the world, and damaging our ability to trust ourselves and others.

 

The shock and pain of such experiences may stay stuck in our minds, hearts and bodies like shrapnel unless we learn to process the energy out of our system and find our resiliency again, cultivating our inner resources and core value so as to build a stronger foundation from which to take root and explore the world with a reclaimed sense of our own power and capability.

 

As adults, we can choose to “consciously let go of what belittles us and makes us suffer” (Guy Corneau, Lessons in Love), so as to let go of our illusions and seek the best sources of support to aid in our healing.
 

We can hone our discernment and choose what we accept from others and what we don’t, knowing when our boundaries have been crossed and how to defend our limits - not with aggression or in retaliation, but with self-awareness, respect and grace.

VIDEO (YouTube): School of Life

Golden Child Syndrome

A Messed Up Childhood Affects You
What is ‘Trauma’ & How to Cope With It
How to Overcome Trauma
You Might be Suffering from PTSD
 

WEB ARTICLE: Good Therapy
Complex PTSD: Response to Prolonged Trauma. By Zawn Villines
 

VIDEO (YouTube): TED Talk

Childhood Trauma Affects Health -

N. B. Harris

Healing Illness with the Subconscious - D. Pycher
 

RIPPLE EFFECT

CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS TO ENGAGE THE CAPACITY TO FEEL

MEMORY-SCAPES & SHADOW-LANDS

ARTIST / VIDEO:

Alter Bahnhof Video Walk

(Cardiff & Miller)

Marcel Dzama's Imagination

(Creators)

WEBSITE:

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

WEBSITE: Marcel Dzama.

MUSIC / VIDEO (YouTube):

Hard Times - Paramore

FILM (YouTube): Trailer

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi)

Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi)

Phoenix (Christian Petzold)

Lion (Garth Davis)

​SHORT ANIMATED FILM:

The Tale of the Three Brothers

(The Illustration Art)

The Mysterious Geographical Explorations of Jasper Morello

(Rupert Gibb) (Vimeo)

HEALTHY M.O.

HEALTHY MENTAL OUTLOOK & PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT

SOMATIC EXPERIENCING

HEALING THE FRACTURED SELF

VIDEO (YouTube):

Rebounding from Trauma (Sounds True)

How Trauma Sticks in the Body (PESI)

Working with Traumatic Memory (NICABM)

BOOK:

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma.

By Peter A. Levine & Ann Frederick

WEBSITE:

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

THE PROCESS

PRACTICAL REINFORCEMENT FOR SELF-CARE & DAY-TO-DAY LIVING

CULTIVATING TRUST

& CORE VALUE

VIDEO (YouTube): TED Talk

The Other Side of Infidelity

VIDEO (YouTube): Steven Stosny

Living and Loving after Betrayal I

Cultivate Your Core Value

VIDEO (YouTube):  Teal Swan
How to Trust Yourself
 

BOOK: Living & Loving After Betrayal.

By Steven Stosny

VIDEO (YouTube): Iyanla Vanzant

Who is Responsible If Heart Gets Broken?

When You are the One Being Left

When You Can't Let Go

VIDEO (Vimeo): Tim Wilson

Guy Corneau on Lessons in Love

BOOK: In the Meantime. By Iyanla Vanzant

BOOK: Lessons in Love. By Guy Corneau.
BOOK: Daring to Trust. By David Richo

SHIFT GEARS

EXPANDING PERSPECTIVES, AWARENESS & CONSCIOUSNESS

COLLECTIVE TRAUMA

© 2021 Katarzyna Vedah. All rights reserved.

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