Winden Rowe is a prolific writer on all things trauma-related at both the micro and macro levels. She has aspirations to influence population health awareness through her writing and her work with the government. Her goal in writing is to break the stigma that is the undercurrent of our mental health system in the United States. She hopes through writing to shift the American population mindset to be more trauma-aware, and to use trauma and her deep understanding of it at a biological and psychological level to unify populations versus divide. She fundamentally believes, as demonstrated in the research, that a trauma-informed country will enhance population health at a prevention level.
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But you’re a therapist…. And a human being before that!
Therapists are human beings first, which means they also have moments where they and their live’s fall apart. Having an expectation that someone in my field never flubs is the equivalent of expecting a doctor to never get sick, and then judging them for it if they do.
Interdependence or Codependency?
Repeat after me:
“Not my monkeys, not my circus.”
Trauma happens to everyone.
Healing work does not create immunity to pain, to trauma. Healing work provides tools and resources to address conflict and suffering in the face of life’s inevitable.
Resolutions can be a revolution of a different kind
Resolutions can be a revolution of a different kind. They can be decisions and determinations to be kinder to ourselves, to work on shifting our thinking about ourselves, our beliefs about who we are or the world around us, and it is also totally okay to slide into a new year without changing anything at all. Nothing wrong no change.
If I could change a few things about the world…
Maladaptive coping is not so much a personal issue, as it is societal. Without proper education around the beautiful and INTELLIGENT design of the fight-flight-freeze-and-many-more-f’s-response, this world is left in a state of confusion and social disarray.
To heal the trauma, treat the nervous system.
Although talking is an important thread in the healing process, it’s not the sum of the recovery parts. Just a piece of the pie.