maté trauma law
1\ every case of addiction originates in trauma
2\ trauma is the disconnection.. the essence of trauma is disconnection from *self/others
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every case of addiction originates in trauma
2 kinds of trauma.. 1\ overt – (something bad happens ie: abuse) and 2\ developmental (something good that should have happened doesn’t ie: connection).. and trauma again: separates ourselves.. we lose ourselves.. also gives us a very negative view of the world.
other places he also says.. every case of ie: disease/cancer.. which.. i’m just calling addiction as well.. at least a symptom of our addictions..
accept people as they are.. not judge them.. understand they are slaves to something inside them.. something happened to create that compulsions.. and that something that happened was rooted in pain..
have to get to the core trauma..
rarely today do we deal w the trauma.. the medical profession is traumaphoic
via Jason fb share
why are so many adults haunted by trauma (interview from june 2017)
The essence of trauma is disconnection from ourselves. Trauma is not terrible things that happen from the other side—those are traumatic. But the trauma is that very separation from the body and emotions.
So, the real question is, ..
“How did we get separated and how do we reconnect?”
23 min – human beings are ultimately creatures of connection.. if there’s no connection.. there’d be no human life.. no human being could evolve on his/her own.. if we were like snakes.. we wouldn’t survive.. we were wired to connect.. that wiring for connection stays with us all our lives.. so we’re social creatures.. that’s part of our nature
thurman interconnectedness law: when you understand interconnectedness it makes you more afraid of hating than of dying – Robert Thurman (@BobThurman)
22 min – and fundamentally what happens is.. whatever diminishes/denies/subverts our need for connection is going to lead to some kind of pathology
22 min – trauma is the disconnection.. the essence of trauma is disconnection from *self/others..
suffering pain and being traumatized are not the same thing.. if suffer pain with disconnect.. not traumatized..
so.. let’s get back to not yet scrambled ness..
via cure violence tweet:
Tackling trauma early can reduce violent crime https://t.co/LUXo5JC4B5
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CureViolence/status/1021531681650561029
Your startling assertion that we can cut violent crime by 50 per cent by tackling childhood trauma should be essential reading for anyone who cares about the scourge of youth violence in London.
we can do better..
stanislav grof.. one of pioneers of lsd assisted psychotherapy: ‘psychedelics would be for psychiatry what the microscope is for biology or the telescope is for astronomy’
Grof is known, in scientific circles, for his early studies of LSD and its effects on the psyche—the field of psychedelic therapy. Building on his observations while conducting LSD research and on Otto Rank‘s theory of birth trauma, Grof constructed a theoretical framework for prenatal and perinatal psychology and transpersonal psychology in which LSD trips and other powerfully emotional experiences were mapped onto a person’s early fetal and neonatal experiences. Over time, this theory developed into what Grof called a “cartography” of the deep human psyche. Following the suppression of legal LSD use in the late 1960s, Grof went on to develop a theory that many states of mind could be explored without drugs by using certain breathing techniques. He continues this work as of 2015 under the trademark “Holotropic Breathwork“.
Abraham Gutman (@abgutman) tweeted at 1:47 PM – 23 Jun 2019 :
I had nightmares because of the Holocaust as a little kid. I remember as a child needing to work through what was it about people like me that was so unworthy.
The grandkids of every person in a concentration camp on the border today will go through this too. (http://twitter.com/abgutman/status/1142881823715991558?s=17)