Leckey Harrison en Invisible Illnesses: Traumatology, Lifestyle, Healthcare Volunteer • American Red Cross 10/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +400

The time is now

The time is nowLast night we saw an election based on trauma. Trauma is the root of most of our personal and societal problems. That makes us a nation of hurt people. And hurt people hurt people. They are reactionary, not responsive. They are afraid, not free. They are not creative, open, or flexible. And they exist with every political party label. We who work with traumatized people, who have been traumatized people, get that.

When Raise Your Resilience LLC was formed a few years ago, we came to see that helping people release their stress and heal their trauma was just the beginning. We know that healed peopled can create a better society. A society with equal justice, meaningful relationships, and purpose. A society where people aren't afraid of being who they are, where there is no suppression based on legislation, but one that is sustainable, and free, truly. Those people then would work in organizations and institutions that emulate those values.

We don't need more legislation. Some would argue we don't need any more research. We need to heal our hurt. That isn't going to look like putting more caulk on the hole in the deck. We need to take off the railing, pull up the deck liner, floor boards, and find the extent of the rot in the framing and then put it all back together; better. That's the kind of work we do in trauma healing, and what we need to do as a society.

For many, today feels like trauma: overwhelming, highly stressful, helpless, hopeless, fearful. Step back. I know we will. Breathe in, and recuperate. Then let's get back to the work of changing this world.

We join with our colleagues at TRE Los Angeles in renewing our commitment to this work. The path to change starts with you and me healing our own wounds and releasing our stress. Please join us.



Leckey Harrison 13/11/2016 · #5

#3 That's one of the reasons I like the technique we use. You don't need to tell me stuff you don';t, or can't tell me, and I don't need to tell you to do anything. We watch your body do it's magic. The only thing I teach is the self-inducement and self-regulation.

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Leckey Harrison 13/11/2016 · #4

#1 You're welcome, Irene.

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Brian McKenzie 10/11/2016 · #3

My authentic self doesnt fit in society, nor do I wish to be a pummeled square peg into their round hole. People are only interested in your trauma if it fits their agenda: otherwise you get 6 seconds of "meh" and told to either 'Man-up' or 'Check your Privelege' each slathered with a generous smear of 'Get over it'

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Danielle Austin 10/11/2016 · #2

Thank you not many people see how hard we work like everybody else

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Irene Hackett 10/11/2016 · #1

Thank you @Leckey Harrison for the great work you are doing.

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