The Art of Listening, Trauma – Exposed, Heard, Understood

Trauma, the underbelly of our humanity; vulnerable and uncomfortable.

“The greatest sources of our suffering are the lies we tell ourselves.”

Broaden your understanding of trauma. This class will peer through the lenses of neuroscience, psychology, and the intrinsic natural understanding of Vitalism. Familiarize yourself with the subject in order to be able to greet it with more ease and familiarity when it appears. Sometimes the greatest monster is fear of fear itself.

“Trauma results in a fundamental reorganization of the way mind and body manage perceptions.”

What happens in our mysterious and vastly interesting Central Nervous System? Understanding the CNS sheds light on the reason and origin of chaotic emotional triggers in order to be able to manage ourselves once again. Some areas of our brain turn off while others increase in function. Even when that experience gets tucked away in the subconscious areas of our brain, it will rule many of our actions. It affects our inner landscapes, our inner map and how we take in information from the world. Emotional stress remains present and manifests itself in a variety of ways through the residual traces of fear in our subconscious minds, but the stress also affects our bodies and will make itself known there.

Trauma happens to us on a personal level, and has happened to our loved ones. It happens more often than most care to admit. This word has only gained prominence and recognition in the last couple of decades or so, but its meaning has been a part of humanity always. It is often the crux of what is fundamentally wrong for many individuals.  How can we talk about this more? How can we educate ourselves to become more familiar with this experience and neutralize it? Trauma is still present when it is hidden. Trauma affects the older, emotional centers of our brains. People will carry with them heavy memories of the past which will deeply groove their lives and cause them to live half-lives, ruled by disassociation and fear.  A culture that is comfortable with the word trauma, that can talk about the most uncomfortable aspects of being human, is a culture that is well on their way to having a higher level of happiness and emotional well being.

It is a privilege to be able to have the knowledge and a lens to navigate these areas of our psyche and emotions. It is crucial to understand our greatest weaknesses as humans because after all, it is what can make us stronger and wiser for it.

Class: The Art of Listening

Date/Time: March 20, 6-8 pm

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