Discussing trauma and resilience

Having recently read Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey’s book entitled, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing (2021), I am pondering about how our educational and medical systems are right in the midst of all of this. Currently, humans are experiencing trauma on a daily basis due to some uncontrollable factors. The uncertainties of our lives – continually wondering if we might get sick, who of our friends and relatives may be next to die, and the chaos in our government institutions – all of this goes against the consistency in routines we crave, being with caring others, and the community spirit that is continually discussed in the book. Our natural rhythms in life have been drastically disrupted. I’m hopeful with Perry’s statements that we grow out of trauma, we become resilient as long as pieces of the puzzle are put back into place for us and with us fully involved through our own control. Our brains truly are malleable and hopefully, we can get there likely with some adaptations. What are your thoughts?

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