I’m very worried about people not being worried right now. Stop putting your head in the sand. Stand up for yourself. Be aware of what is dangerous. It’s easy to fall back into binge watching and drinking—to make feelings go away.
Some people are very easily trigger-frightened. You have to observe danger without freaking out. It’s very important for the brain to be able to assess what is dangerous and safe; accurately assess what’s happening.
Yoga practice and meditation and playing music is helpful. It helps set up a filtering system by being very connected with your body. Yoga is so structured. You do one asana and your body calms down and you say, ‘Now I feel centered.’
Meditation is trickier; it’s a much harder level activity to sit in silence and you don’t get input. Demons come out. That’s why qigong or yoga (group and guidance) is easier. There are a lot of (virtual/digital) yoga classes given now. The internet can be a wonderful thing.
When you’re a survivor of trauma, you have to work harder to get a sense of life for yourself.
If you’re lucky to come from an environment that is orderly and predictable, you can build an orderly and predictable life for yourself...You need to do it.
We can keep our connections up, make noises together, get in tune and in sync with other people.
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