Three Quick Quotes and a FREE resource – 28 January 2021
Firstly, thank you so much for the wonderful feedback from our debut TQQ email last week and I hope that you will find this week’s quotes and free resource as helpful.
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With the latest pandemic restrictions continuing, this week’s free resource is an infographic poster discussing the trauma dynamics of coronavirus from our on-demand webinar ‘Working with trauma in a time of trauma’.
“The key to healing pain lies in understanding and working with body reactions. By cultivating body awareness and maintaining sensation-based focus, we learn to befriend these trauma-based sensations and then to move through them. Since people struggling with pain and trauma often perceive their bodies as the enemy, this ‘befriending’ is a key capacity – a capacity which also provides the opportunity for ongoing vibrancy.
Embodiment creates connection and reduces the need for dissociation and escaping from the body. Overcoming the need to dissociate from the body allows us to learn to feel what the body is feeling. With this connection, we move toward enhanced mind-body-heart-spirit awareness, and the possibility of wholeness.”
When such a person fears that he is unable to control events, he experiences great stress. Unconsciously he believes that only by controlling every aspect of his life and environment will he be able to ensure the satisfaction of his needs. As he grows older, others will resent him and he will come to dislike himself for what was originally a desperate response to emotional deprivation. The drive to control is not an innate trait but a coping style.”
this week’s free resource
We are living through a time of collective trauma, which has activated fresh trauma as well as reactivating latent trauma for so many survivors.
Our psychoeducational poster was developed as part of our webinar ‘Working with trauma in a time of trauma’ and provides a summary of the trauma dynamics inherent in the current pandemic, and how we can avoid traumatisation. You can download the resource here. There’s also a low-ink print-friendly version available here.
I hope that you find this graphic useful either for yourself or those with whom you work.
snapshot of my week
More snow for us in the Peak District this week, and when Peps and I came across these two characters, I knew I had to capture the moment! They’ve denitely got ‘lockdown hair’ but they’re showing flagrant disregard for social distancing …