This is another amazing twitter spiel by a wonderful therapist and twitter friend. I’ve shared another one of these from Martha Crawford before: The psychotherapeutic community needs to tolerate diversity, dissonance, divergence. It’s worth checking out too if you didn’t see it when I posted it. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Twitter thoughts on perpetrator and victim
A little twitter prose of three tweets: If you accept your own nature being both light and shadow it is in turn easier to forgive those who have harmed you…the enemy is within. Everyone has been perpetrator and victim at one time or another. No one escapes this reality. We’ve all been victims and we’ve… Continue Reading →
Victim / perpetrator — some ideas that challenge popular thinking
This is a response to an email in an email group in which someone was saying we should not be “victims.” Part of working through being a victim though, and rising above it is recognizing the damage that has been done. Ignoring this is simply invalidating and damaging. Karen Henninger speaks to this beautifully in… Continue Reading →
Golden nuggets from the beyond…
The entire world is conventional. One can wear different costumes and the manifestations of dysfunction then vary…a lot. We live in paradox. In any case it seems the only thing left to do is rejoin humanity and ignore all stories and simply wander among my brothers and sisters. *** I’ve always been intense. When I… Continue Reading →
Pandemic blues. Can’t wait to get back to “normal.” Really?
Back to normal? This is the world I know….thank god others are waking up to the destruction humanity has wrought. The air is clean, the animals are returning to places they’ve not been for decades.
I’ve been in isolation for over a decade with no appropriate medical care. This is my third pandemic as well. The AIDS pandemic…I worked at the beginning when young men were dying like flies. And the pandemic of murder by psychiatric meds. Going on everyday and denied by most. This is my life in isolation. I haven’t been pretending the world isn’t falling apart.
Maybe others will join us now…those of us who are paying attention. Let it be.
Their trauma is not an excuse to be a shitty person to you. Really?
Actually it kind of is. Certain kinds of trauma hack the nervous system in such a way that drama ensues even in light of awareness. Then it’s just your job to steer clear with great compassion and love in your heart. People who treat others badly because of their own trauma do need to become aware and avoid situations where they act like assholes until they better understand and are able to not behave in that way. We can help them by making clear boundaries while minimizing our judgments. …
A story about the body and coming to know the inner asshole too…
This isn’t a story in the usual sense. this is about what is happening in my body and how it affects everything else. It is what is happening. …
~fragments from beyond the edge~
People In positions of authority who imagine they are not insane telling you that you are insane.
it’s always an adventure into the ordinary…what is, is.
Waking up and healing the body are destructive processes that then require rebuilding of both body and psyche.
All things: deep healing for trauma, body/mind and soul
As I continue to heal the wounding that brought me to my knees at this time last year, this poem arose to meet the anniversary of my near death. It is all a journey to heal the trauma held within the body that heals the mind and soul too. We are one holistic being and everything matters:
Smoke and Flames: Silence In A World On Fire – By Will Hall
A corrupt world is built brick by brick by individual acts of shame and silence. Can we break the silence that protects misconduct even while it means being exposed ourselves? Psychiatry and the mental health system are failing, but they are also just sets of human relationships, relationships we are also part of. …