Here’s me, doing my bit to participate weekly in Kelly’s Seven Quick Takes over at This Ain’t the Lyceum.
This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors
Takes. Best described as quick. Seven of them.
- Full disclosure: I’ve not seen the Meghan & Harry interview, but as an adult daughter who is choosing varying levels of estrangement from various unsafe or less-than-safe family members, I have been reading and listening with interest to conversations on and with them. Here’s an article where A Trauma Expert Puts the Meghan and Harry Interview in Context.
- On that note, if you have to interact with people who are less than nurturing, have you heard of the Gray Rock Method? Have you used it? Why or why not? What’s been your experience?
- Anybody I can corner gets an earful on why conversation in real-time with safe people is soooo vital to one’s healing, and now we have the (dawning) science to back it up. You owe it to yourself to read more about vagal tone and its impact on nervous system health. (and then find me on Clubhouse so we can have conversation in real-time)
- Developmental trauma survivors are bound to have deficits of feeling chosen, worthy. Is that you? Read Charlene Bader over at Catholic Mom with Sorrow, Absence, and the Desire to be Chosen.
- Do you have as much trouble as I do buying the idea that “child abusers abuse because they were abused”? Looking for more conversation on how child abuse is the result of personal sin? Leslie Vernick answers a reader’s question, “How do the wicked become wicked?” Spoilers: we’re all wicked. It’s what we choose to do with that fact that brings us to goodness… or not.
- I’d be remiss if I didn’t mark the one year milestone? anniversary? whatever? of COVID-life without posting something about Helping Children Cope with Stressful Global Events. Thanks, Christie Anne Luibrand and Catholic Mom!
- Are you lazy, or are you exhausted?
And for this week’s audiovisual: Cinema Therapy talks one of my favorite movies of recent years: KNIVES OUT! BTW, one of my dreams is to have a weekend-long retreat where trauma survivors in recover get together and watch and share over movies. I’d put Knives Out and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on there. What would you add to the menu?
Arrested Development. Yes, it’s a TV show not a movie, but…I mean, it’s just perfect for that.
Agreed. There’s always money for therapy in the banana stand.