Archive for the ‘3. Trauma Basics’ Category

  • Quote 27

    Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.  ~ Bruce Lee

  • Quote 26

    Traumatic symptoms are not caused by the “triggering” event itself.  They stem from the frozen residue of energy that has not been resolved and discharged;  this residue remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and spirits.   ~ Peter A. Levine  

  • Quote 25

    You can’t push the river.  – Unknown

  • Quote 24

    Relaxing makes me nervous.  – Unknown

  • Quote 23

    The lively world of our emotions, fears and responses are like a great forest with its fauna.  We experience those feelings as thought they were wild animals bolting through the foliage of our thick being, timidly peering out in alarm or slyly slinking and cunningly stalking, linking us to our unknown selves…   ~ Paul Shepard

  • Quote 22

    Anyway Martina McBride   You can spend your whole life building something from nothing One storm can come and blow it all away Build it anyway You can chase a dream that seems so out of reach and you know it might not ever come your way Dream it anyway   Chorus: God is great, […]

  • Quote 21

    The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not […]

  • Quote 20

    As surely as we hear the blood in our ears, the echoes of a million midnight shrieks of monkeys, whose last sight of the world was the eyes of a panther, have their traces in our nervous systems.  ~ Paul Shepard

  • Quote 19

    Shamanistic cultures view illness and trauma as a problem for the entire community, not just for the individual or individuals who manifest the symptoms. – Peter A. Levine  

  • Trauma Basics

    Call #3 is on November 7, 2011, focusing on trauma basics.  Assignments will be delivered by email (and posted here) on November 9, 11, 16, and 18.