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  1. Cynthia Garcia, Psychotherapy, MX says

    That suggestion is very good to be in a present moment!
    And to see the event with less charge
    Thanks! 👌😊

  2. Andri White, Psychotherapy, GB says

    Very useful to be reminded of the importance of resourcing and titrating traumatic memories. Thanks for your continual resourcing of me as a therapist working with trauma.

  3. Inga Č, Psychology, LT says

    Thank You very much :)) I feel, like understanding the feeling of being different culture, better, and feeling more respect to it. I believe, that’s a helpful excercise too. I got many young clients with not easy expierience, so I will surely try it 🙂

  4. Eileen Callejas, Other, Orlando, FL, USA says

    My goodness; THIS blog post, as well as Lynn Lyons blog on Generational Trauma and the necessity of perfectionism, have both been assets to me as I work alongside youth and young-adult refugees and first-generation children of modern-day immigrants! It would be amazing to have a collection of resources that speak to the unique experiences of immigrants, (often front-line service and domestic workers) who may experience the traumas of the constant fear of deportation and the need to be ‘perfectly subservient’ to survive… couple this with the challenges of their traditional upbringings and beliefs clashing so dramatically with their first-generation American children; who have instead grown up in the forced-inclusivity and lifestyle-acceptance culture that has grown so intensely over the last few years… Although I have found some solace and insight by searching for resources geared toward “Preacher’s Kids (PK) Syndrome” and the need to rebel against restrictiveness in order to better assimilate, THIS resource, as one of an updated Immigrant/Refugee targeted grouping of topics/resources, would be a set of sessions well-worth ordering! (This topic came into intense focus in Orlando FL following the Pulse Nightclub shooting, when the LGBTQ+ and Latino cultures each had to be considered independently, and collectively, while planning public vigils and anniversary events after the tragedy)…

    • Allison Cassidy, Psychotherapy, CA says

      You speak to what so many immigrants are experiencing. THANK YOU.

  5. Sandra Roe, Psychotherapy, IE says

    A gentle effective way to deal with trauma in manageable small pieces . Thank You

    • Will Walkthedog@gm says

      As one approaches trauma, some small pieces cascade to larger fragments.. the impact of a situation can trigger a fault-line or ripple through any assortment of tangential situations which can be terminal to fluidity, flow or progress forward..

  6. Anonymous, IE says

    A great way of gently approaching trauma affect.

  7. Lisa Texeira says

    Thank you for sharing your work with us. Right now with many wearing masks there are more people with certain phobias or PSTD that are being triggered. Many people associate medical masks with trauma I.e loss of a loved one in a medical environment or their own traumatizing medical experiences. Then some associate peoples wearing less medical appearing masks as threats for instance a plea ily set upon by masked home invaders.

  8. VT M, Another Field, NZ says

    Everyone’s trauma is being triggered and most dont even know it. The big picture that needs to be considered with this issue of trauma and triggering as society has been conditioned to perceived others as a threat ( * a mask is perceived by brain as threat in itself ) .
    The corporate media (amplifying fear and running the covid19 psyop) is not conducive to feelings of safety that are needed to properly pay attention to and then dissolve trauma. Meditation and mindfulness are essential ways of working with the ongoing daily triggering. Definitely using breath and stillness of mind to move into the parasympathetic system is an essential practice . But to stop the re-triggering that comes from the media (and what I feel is anti-social and harmful behavioral modifications “covid19 culture” )we would really need to become aware of what is wrong action, that what we see now comes from fear.
    A paradym shift from fear to love is needed.

    • Marcia, Marriage/Family Therapy, WA, USA says

      This is so true and seeing gradual changes but not happening soon enough. At least but is happening. We just need to recognitive and monitor personal fears. these webcasts help was all use the information to help others in their fears by recognizing possibilities of others awareness.

      In a native American culture we did a group for observing a skull in the middle of the group’s circle of exposure. We spoke of what we saw in the middle from our perspective. This was so pertinent to how we view others in our life. It was a great way to experience and honor diversity from a lifetime of seeing the world through different lenses of all our clients, each one different. It is so rewarding and an honor of what we do for a living.

      We professionals have been lucky to see this in our work. It helps us grow more understanding of the many challenges so many have experienced to make up their world view. Even though these past few years have been hard, I would not have wanted to be a different profession as it has been very grounding for me as it solidified a world of observations and hope for our future.

      Daniel Siegels nine domains has helped me for these past years as a way to see the world view more fully as to how it is built. Thanks to everyone on this forum has helped contribute to our profession.

  9. Susan Spilman, Psychotherapy, St Petersburg, FL, USA says

    Thank you. A very clear presentation of this process.