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Relating and identity

“Connection: Our Deepest Desire and Our Greatest Fear”

 

 

Beeld: Inner Child by Alexander Milov at Buring Man ’15

Trauma and the body

“Trauma’s leave deep traces in the body.”

 

Regulating

Exercises for safety and connection: befriending your nervous system

 

 

Photo: Anastasia Taioglou

Grief and loss

“Grief and love are sisters, woven together from the beginning. Their kinship reminds us that there is no love that does not contain loss and no loss that is not a reminder of the love we carry for what we once held close.”

 

 

Foto: Kelly Sikkema

Collective trauma

“We have been born into the fragmentation of our former generations.” ~Thomas Hübl

 

 

Foto: Michael Heuss

Instinct, strength en anger

“A terrible thing is lost in the suppression of anger – your relationship with one of your greatest allies: Instinct.”

 

 

Foto: Kazuky Akayashi

 

Basic needs

Every person has two basic needs: the need for contact, connection and love. And the need for authenticity, for expression of who you are. What happens if these basic needs are not (completely) met? Then you start suppressing emotions and you lose contact with yourself and your liveliness. Gabor Maté explains it clearly.

 

Spiritual bypassing
“If you are using meditation and/or some other form of compassion-based practice to try and calm yourself down without first properly processing, metabolizing and integrating the agitation, anxiety, fear and anger, then it’s only adding more toxicity to your world.
 

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