Our Mindset: a Vital Cog, spokes in our wheel!

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Triggers (adrenal stress response or fight or flight mechanism) seem extremely scary. When we were hunter gatherers faced with lethal danger (bears, mountain lions, the elements) our fear mechanism protected us.
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In modern society lethal danger is rare for many of us. Irrational fear abounds in modern society, anxiety, depression and PTSD proliferate.
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We need to change our relationship with our fight or flight mechanism. At first I was extremely frightened when my triggers exploded with childhood abuse.
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I was hyper vigilant, tried feverishly to escape, then avoid at all costs in the future.
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I feared my own defense mechanism. I reacted to it with great anxiety and fear.
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Now we know that certain parts of the mind are off line and the complete story of our abuse is hidden.
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I teach changing our stance, not reacting, not honoring or giving our trauma or fear power.
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Our triggers are opportunities to improve and heal.
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Healing does not avoid but navigates directly towards our panic and fear!
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There is a mirage of danger hidden in our impacted mind until we integrate, bring the abuse to present moment.
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We confront and integrate by letting go and focusing on an object, usually the breath.
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We reach this through a mindful focus, a direct observation without judgment.
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When out fight or flight fires, accept it, focus, breathe, observe, feel the body sensations.
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Smile, you are healing.
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Laurie Schuler on November 22, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you Marty. Well said 🌹

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