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Making Sense of Modern Life

Trauma Calm

Thoughts from coping with trauma, C-PTSD, and Corona

Recognize that you are going to die.

  1. Notice — What am I feeling right now? Where is it in my body? Can I breath “into” that part of me? What happens when I do?
  2. Assess — Have I taken care of essentials? When’s the last time I ate, drank water, exercised, slept, left my house, or saw a loved one? Am I thinking catastrophically? Is my response appropriate to the situation? Am I blaming people inappropriately What can I safely do right now? Am I considering others? Am I avoiding something I need to address?
  3. Act — Carefully and conscientiously choose from a place of power. Usually by the time we’ve done step two a few things have popped out. Once we do them, things rarely look so bleak.

“Worrying means you suffer twice.”

“If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise,” said the seer. “If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.”

“Don’t Worry, Be happy!”

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Thia Griffin-Elliott

Transfemme/nonbinary polymath with experience in the arts, chemistry, oceanography, nonprofits, web development, and marketing. Pronouns: They/Them/She/Her