Check in with yourself regularly through the day, especially if you notice your shoulders are up around your ears or you’re holding your breath. Observe what is going on. Do a safety check. Much of the time we are triggered by
Is Intense Sensation or Energy a Threat? How would you describe your inner experience to a scientist? Notice the exact location of energy in your body. Does this sensation take up the whole space of your body from front to
Ice cream saved my life! It is not an exaggeration to say that. Without the comfort and oblivion provided by food, alcohol and drugs, I likely would have killed myself when I was a teenager. These are life and death
In my work with people, whether it is in the daily guided practices, groups or individual Living Inquiries facilitation sessions, at some point I refer to two things. Safety is one. Kindness and compassion for ourselves is another. People nod and
We know a core deficiency story has been triggered when we have thoughts like “They are/were oblivious to what is going on around them” “Don’t they care?” “I don’t even think they see me” “They don’t even know I’m here”.
It happens all the time. A colleague has an edgy tone of voice we interpret as impatience with us and we feel stupid. A certain look on someone’s face or an eye roll can trigger feeling judged. Excitement and delight on
We have all experienced trauma. It could have been a life-threatening assault or a car accident that resulted in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A form of developmental PTSD results from long term trauma in childhood. We may have been