The time is now
Last 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.