Although heartbreaking to watch this subject is so critical for us to understand, for EVERY human. Trauma affects all of us, whether we had great upbringings or not, what happens to us and those around us throughout our lives can leave lasting imprints in our psychology and physiology that can lead to mental health conditions, mental and physical illness, addiction and as we're well aware of already in this community - chronic pain and other persistent debilitating conditions.
Trauma is an invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds.
Gabor Maté presents the idea and importance of creating a completely trauma-informed society in which families, teachers, doctors, people in power such as governments and solicitors become much less concerned with fixing behaviours, handing out consequences, only treating individual symptoms and judging individuals for the manifestations of their trauma but instead really understanding the root causes of our behaviours and illnesses stemming from our individual or collective/generational traumas.
The documentary film featuring the magnificent compassionate work of Dr Gabor Maté is presented alongside a week's worth of fascinating talks and lectures from other experts in the field such as Dr Howard Schubiner, Steve Ozanich, and other names you may recognise such as Richard Schwartz (Internal Family Systems), Bessel Van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score) Peter A Levine (Somatic Experiencing), Tara Brach (Psychologist & meditation teacher) and many many more.
The film speaks for itself, it may help you understand your own condition more thoroughly or perhaps that of a friend or family member and allow you to see the reasons behind these debilitating conditions. You seriously do not want to miss this masterpiece. Check it out via the links above.
Trauma is not what happens to you, but what happens inside you as a result of what happens to you.
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