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Well being is what everyone strives for....no matter where you're from, what language you speak, man or woman, young or old. Well being can be something to someone and something entirely different to somebody else. Well being allows you to look beyond the petty and inconsequential in order to finally find gratitude for all things that surround you. Everyday is a new opportunity to create your own state of well being.
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  1. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    12/07/2017
    New post over on Medium, regarding one of my passions:

    https://medium.com/@R.Leckey/killa-fierce-the-old-man-53c12e551cf
    Leckey Harrison
    Killa Fierce, the old man. – Leckey Harrison – Medium
    medium.com That’s a name I earned in krav maga class, which no one will ever use. My profile picture tells you why: I can’t “put on” a face....
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  2. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    03/07/2017
    On this Independence Day, I will once again advocate that we're aren't "independent." We indeed have a biological imperative that says otherwise. "When they were born, they were dependent, when they got older, they were still dependent." (statement starts at 3 minute mark)

    I can live with interdependence. It indeed fits in with what I posted yesterday on attachment experiences, which in humans defines how they relate to others as adults.

    That being said, may you experience more freedom and flow as your nervous system down regulates!
    The Neuroscience and Power of Safe Relationships - SC 116
    The Neuroscience and Power of Safe Relationships - SC 116 Have you ever wondered why you struggle to learn something new when you are stressed? Do you wonder why you or your partner are so damn sensitive? Well,...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/07/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Cyndi wilkins - this is a #MustListen - it has stuck with me for days. In fact, I will relisten after our zoom - I'm feeling that there is more to gain on the second time, having pulled up some dead roots.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    05/07/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I had a chance to listen to this, in its entirety late at night and it is a valuable resource for couples, but there are some very crucial points that are valuable in every context.

    Our body reacts to all sorts of things - like heavy construction just within earshot - that can make us feel threatened in ways that we aren't actually conscious of - and this state of defense will affect our behavior.

    He also talks a bit about how creating safety enhances our performance in work, school, and life and I think these concepts have to be surfaced much more widely so we can truly begin to build a life-centric world.
  3. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    09/06/2017
    Here is a great example of natural spontaneous tremoring. It is obvious this isn't a pathology. The woman is present,engaged, and reacting. I share this so that we can normalize this experience. Her fight/flight system had been activated, and rightly so. Her body responded to that level of activation normally, and rightly so. Read the whole experience, and her emotional responses to what was happening.

    People tend to stifle this response. That has consequences, and that's why we teach TRE.
    Leckey Harrison
    Panel moderator mansplains physics to an actual physicist. This audience member couldn't take it anymore.
    www.someecards.com Look, no matter how smart, successful and innovative a woman is, she will never be immune to mansplaining. Case in point? At the annual World Science Festival at John Jay College in New York on...
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    Leckey Harrison

    02/06/2017
    A very interesting study, supporting the idea of intergenerational stress. The future event pulls the trigger. Consider the obesity and overweight issues on the planet. Releasing stress would be the easiest place to start.
    Leckey Harrison
    Prenatal stress predisposes female mice to binge eating
    www.sciencedaily.com Stress changes our eating habits, but the mechanism may not be purely psychological, research in mice suggests. A study has found that stressed mouse mothers were more likely to give birth to pups that would go on to exhibit binge-eating-like...
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  5. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    31/05/2017
    There is a method for healing anxiety, PTSD, and stress that can lead to healing trauma. That method is already in your body. If Whidbey Island is too far, considering hosting an event.
    Leckey Harrison
    Learn natural self-healing for anxiety, stress, and trauma
    raiseyourresilience.com Nature provides a powerful resource that enables us to heal our own anxiety, stress, and trauma, but we don't harness it because we don't recognize it. In this workshop, you'll learn to start, stop, and self-regulate a natural healing...
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  6. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    02/05/2017
    New event! If you want one in your area, consider hosting one. Information is available on our website.
    Leckey Harrison
    Events
    raiseyourresilience.com
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    Leckey Harrison
    24/05/2017 #2 Leckey Harrison
    It's filling up! Come learn about our own innate tool to heal anxiety, release stress, and heal trauma. Seats are limited, so register now and reserve yours. Whidbey Island too far away? Consider hosting an event in your area. Details are on our website.
    Leckey Harrison
    17/05/2017 #1 Leckey Harrison
    Almost half full! This weekend I go speak to a Master's degree counseling class about TRE and promote the workshop.

    if you're in a distant location, consider hosting a workshop. Details on the website.
  7. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    06/05/2017
    Some of my story I shared with an on-line magazine
    Leckey Harrison
    Public Life, Private Pain - Leckey Harrison | At the Ready Magazine - A Magazine for First Responders
    www.atthereadymag.com Calls involving kids are the hardest. The one that brought me to my knees involved the death of Zippy, a nine-year-old girl I knew, on Christmas Day in 2011. I’d been a firefighter and EMT for 11 years and had been to many accident scenes like hers....
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  8. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    02/05/2017
    Not quite what I experienced. We were often the ones that put them in an ambulance for delivery to the hospital.

    I love the juxtaposition. I can feel it to this day. It is why sleep was so hard to come by.
    Leckey Harrison
    A Trauma Nurse Reflects On 'Compassion Fatigue'
    www.npr.org Years of treating grievously injured people starts to wear on a person, a trauma nurse in Minneapolis says. She explores "compassion fatigue" in a semi-autobiographical...
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  9. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    01/05/2017
    New blog post!
    Leckey Harrison
    Ancient brain, modern world
    raiseyourresilience.com We just aren’t fast enough. In terms of evolution, we’re far more like a tortoise—one of those really old ones—than a cheetah. In his book The Perfect Health Diet (pages 5-6), Paul Jannet, PhD, says it would take approximately 200,000 years...
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  10. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    01/05/2017
    A little spot I did for Sheree.
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    Author Sheree Darien
    www.facebook.com Courageous Conversations with Sheree is going LIVE with Special Guest Retired South Whidbey Firefighter/EMT Leckley Harrison and Founder of Raise Your Resilience. Watch and listen as he shares...
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  11. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    28/04/2017
    A couple things we love about TRE:

    1) It's natural. No drugs. No devices. It's built right in to every body.

    2) It's self-healing. It's self-empowering. It is self-discovery.

    Our next workshop on Whidbey Island. It can also be learned via video sessions.
    Leckey Harrison
    Learn natural self-healing for anxiety, stress, and trauma
    www.eventbrite.com Nature provides a powerful resource that enables us to heal our own anxiety, stress, and trauma, but we don't harness it because we don't recognize it. In this workshop, you'll learn to start, stop, and self-regulate a natural healing response that...
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  12. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    25/04/2017
    I was just a volunteer, so the bad stuff wasn't day in day out. I had my share though. Aside from car accidents that killed and maimed people, the host of other carnage calls. My Perfect Storm resulted in the birth of being born, and from that Raise Your Resilience, LLC.

    I was able to cure my PTSD, and now we offer free help to emergency responders where we live. As I've watched since 2013, the numbers of posts about emergency responder and veteran mental health and suicide have increased. That's why we exist.

    If you want to talk about how you can naturally release stress and heal trauma, including secondary trauma (without talking about it), let me know. If you suffer, make the move to get help. I did. Well, that's not true. I broke right on a scene. My choice was to not stuff it. That was my move. I've been helping people save their lives since.
    Leckey Harrison
    Whidbey CareNet
    www.whidbeycarenet.org Helping emergency responders heal body and...
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    Leckey Harrison

    21/04/2017
    Newest post at LinkedIn.
    Leckey Harrison
    Always bring your "A" game
    www.linkedin.com Today I sit here after my krav maga class last night, as usual after a class: still waking up, and sore. It reminds me of my days of being...
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    Leckey Harrison

    16/04/2017
    There is a lot here! I was tracking relative to childhood neglect and trauma: "pain" as Gabor Maté might say it. I look at "numbing" that way, and then the outflow: addiction, medicated (overlap between the two), obese (stress/insulin/inflammation/diet relationship), in debt, and busy. I have lived what she says here: "We keep busy because if we stop we're afraid our lives are going to catch up with us."

    Using TRE I came out of the numbness of freeze and back into myself. Back into that root of joy, and love, back into experiencing incidental disappointment, rather than a lifestyle of it. Incidental anger, sadness, regret. There is great strength in being vulnerable; great freedom.
    The price of invulnerability: Brené Brown at TEDxKC
    The price of invulnerability: Brené Brown at TEDxKC TEDxKC talk synopsis: In our anxious world, we often protect ourselves by closing off parts of our lives that leave us feeling most vulnerable. Yet...
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    Shelley Brown
    16/04/2017 #1 Shelley Brown
    I really loved this ted talk!
  15. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    14/04/2017
    "The quality and stability of a child’s human relationships
    in the early years lay the foundation for a wide
    range of later developmental outcomes that really
    matter – self-confidence and sound mental
    health, motivation to learn, achievement in
    school and later in life, the ability to control aggressive
    impulses and resolve conflicts in nonviolent
    ways, knowing the difference between
    right and wrong, having the capacity to develop
    and sustain casual friendships and intimate relationships,
    and ultimately to be a successful
    parent oneself." -

    What do you suppose the out come is if the quality and stability don't exist?
    Leckey Harrison
    Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships
    developingchild.harvard.edu An environment of relationships is crucial for the development of a child’s brain architecture, which lays the foundation for later developmental...
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    Leckey Harrison

    13/04/2017
    "A society that generates pathology."
    Think about that in terms of resistance.
    Gabor Mate – CRAZYWISE Expert Interview
    Gabor Mate – CRAZYWISE Expert Interview Physician Dr. Gabor Mate began his interview by addressing the 'myth of normal' that divides us into the normal and the abnormal with pathological traits....
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    Leckey Harrison
    20/05/2017 #2 Leckey Harrison
    #1 He's a good voice to be listening to. I am starting to hear similar harmonies, which is good for the trauma and addiction fields.
    Tricia Mitchell
    17/05/2017 #1 Tricia Mitchell
    I love Dr Gabor Mate
  17. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    13/04/2017
    Yea, this has been pretty much silenced. Had he been Muslim? Ironically, he claimed his wife's presence was disarming.

    Beyond all that, is the trauma of this event. They are like ripples on the pond, spreading in circles. I could conservatively estimate that 1000 were directly affected by secondary trauma by this event.

    Hurt people (and hurt doesn't recognize faith), hurt people. It's why I do what I do: teach hurt people how to be healed people.
    Leckey Harrison
    San Bernardino Shooter Was A Christian Pastor
    www.patheos.com The San Bernardino Shooter was an outspoken Christian pastor, but most mainstream media accounts ignore this part of the story because it doesn’t fit the established...
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    Leckey Harrison

    23/03/2017
    To me this means there is a lot of work to be done. Notice the causes primarily: "diseases of despair." I know TRE® is a good tool for this even though we don't market it that way. I'm in that group with the highest death rate. I don't have despair though. I hit my bottom in 2011, didn't learn TRE until fall 2013. I now have purpose, connection, and pleasure. That heart disease that the article mentions? Pin that one on stress. My BP has dropped to within normal ranges and I quit taking the meds for it back in 2014. I found my purpose and connectivity possible because of released trauma. I can live in my own skin (rather nicely, thank you), and my health is improved because I down regulated my nervous system and I'm far more active now. .
    Leckey Harrison
    Death Rates Rise for Wide Swath of White Adults, Study Finds
    www.wsj.com In 2015, two economists published a landmark paper showing that mortality was rising for white middle-aged Americans after decades of decline. Now a new analysis from the same pair paints an even bleaker...
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    Leckey Harrison

    22/03/2017
    Do not try this on the street
    Do not try this on the streetEver been grabbed suddenly? Experienced a blind side attack? My only experience is in my self-defense class, where we learn to keep our head on a swivel so we can in fact drop the odds of that happening to us. However, I am a white male. At the very...
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    Leckey Harrison
    22/03/2017 #2 Leckey Harrison
    #1 Hi Claire!

    Thanks, and thanks for engaging.

    Unfortunately, it says that for now our world is a dangerous place. My very short answer is this: the world does not yet heal it's trauma effectively, so the world has a lot of hurt people in it. From their childhoods. Hurt people, hurt people, and the cycle continues. I believe that the paradigm shift has begun though, and this sort of readiness is part of that. I could speculate, but that would get into a very long answer....
    Claire L Cardwell
    22/03/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    Leckey - great article. At school we had self defense training. We practiced and practiced until it felt natural. I had first cause to use it about 10 years later. Very effective and it has been ever since. Despite all of this, what does it say about our society when vulnerable people - especially women and girls have to walk down the street on the alert with keys bunched between their fingers?
  20. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    20/03/2017
    My story in short.

    2017/3/6/my-perfect-storm
    Leckey Harrison
    Blog
    raiseyourresilience.com
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    Leckey Harrison

    18/03/2017
    Childhood pain/stress/trauma adaptive behaviors illness later on. TRE® (Tension and trauma releasing exercises) can help. They did for me.
    The Need For Authenticity - Gabor Mate
    The Need For Authenticity - Gabor Mate Original Video Published on scienceandnonduality Youtube Channel. Gabor Maté, When The Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress- Disease Connection Non...
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    Leckey Harrison
    20/03/2017 #1 Leckey Harrison
    Posting again with a great synopsis from my friend and colleague in Australia:

    "A great 20 minute talk, outlining how we disconnect from ourselves and our authenticity when young in order to maintain attachment and how this plays out in ill-health and disease later in life . This for me is the real essence of what TRE and our tremor reflex offers us over the long term, the chance to grow more fully connected, embodied and authentic within ourselves. My only addition to this talk would be to emphasize that emotions are literally about movement, not just staying still and allowing in or pushing away but actually moving towards and away. We don't just suppress emotion, we suppress the movement those emotions were fueling and this is why the restoration of our bodies innate neurogenic movement is so beneficial. Thankfully the polyvagal theory, my own personal experience and David Berceli's constant reminder that safety is in the body, underneath our habitual defensive responses helps me to keep tremoring onward and inward."

    I can echo his experience, and the nature of what we teach: the release of TRE that creates the possibility of an embodied fullness.
  22. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    17/03/2017
    A short version of the neurology of how TRE® (the modailty I teach), works.
    TRE: A condensed explanation
    TRE: A condensed explanation This video attempts to explain the hypothetical process of the tremor mechanism in the TRE process. It brings together several complex components into a...
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  23. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    10/03/2017
    There is some interesting aspects brought out early in this video. First, the aspect of movement brought up by Porges. This speaks to the already lost movement of hunter/gatherers that our neural system had for almost 200,000 years. I would say look at these kids. Does this look like a poor school to you? This is the future. Disconnected from themselves in terms of movement and play, and each other because the interaction is with a device. Not to say this is an all day thing. It is however, already manifested in "tech neck." TRE can speak to this by creating the capacity to and restoring the vagal tone that desires face to face connection. It also brings about self-regulation as a way of life, meaning we can gut used to that desire for being outside, being connected, and being able to moderate our activities to meet our own needs.
    Stephen Porges on the Causes of Distorted Social Engagement
    Stephen Porges on the Causes of Distorted Social Engagement In this clip from his Keynote address at the 2016 Networker Symposium, "The Science of Therapeutic Attachment," Stephen Porges explains why the fabric of...
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  24. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    08/03/2017
    An excellent primer. This explains our Krav Maga lesson 6 taught at Armstrong's Taekwondo-Krav Maga. That lesson was on psychological reactions to a violent encounter.

    Notice also that Porges says much of our physical disease is that of the autonomic nervous system, which he touches on at the very end.

    Tremoring corrects a lot of these maladies: it will restore the vagal tone, which in turn restores the "rest and digest" program, which down-regulates the activity above the diaphragm, and up-regulates the the activity below it. It has demonstrated clear effects on those related illnesses.

    I love this stuff!
    Stephen Porges - Polyvagal Theory: how your body makes the decision
    Stephen Porges - Polyvagal Theory: how your body makes the decision Im Gespräch mit Dr. Gunther Schmidt erläutert Prof. Stephen Porges, Begründer der polyvagal Theorie, seinen wissenschaftlichen Ansatz. Gemeinsam diskutieren...
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    Leckey Harrison
    08/03/2017 #3 Leckey Harrison
    #1 SYS = SNS
    Leckey Harrison
    08/03/2017 #2 Leckey Harrison
    #1 Very true. If the SYS is on all the time, really the damage done is amazing. The little capillaries at the smallest branches where they branch are damaged, they they scar, and then on the large scale, the blood comes back into your heart slamming into the heart wall that gets thicker, and those little damaged capillaries happen to be the ones that feed the heart muscle itself from the outside and soon enough, they fail, and then it fails. The whole time the person has high blood pressure. Add a crappy diet and.....
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/03/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    This is such a great little talk!

    This fits right in with current research that attributes heart attacks to ANS dysfunction. "a deficiency in the parasympathetic nervous system" If we think about it we are aware of the personality that is prone to having a heart attack - someone in the throes of intense sympathetic responses
  25. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    07/03/2017
    "Trauma is not an external event, it's an internal dynamic - it's what happens inside you as a result of the event. Trauma is the loss of connection to the self - to your body, your emotions, and your essence." - Gabor Maté
    I agree completely. Inside you not meaning inside your brain. It means your body as well. It accumulates, as does chronic stress that becomes traumatizing to the organism, hence, traumatic stress. Trauma can be healed.
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