When I’m tempted to numb with trash-TV, I’m sometimes able to drag my mind out of the soap opera gutter toward something meaningful, and just today I had such an opportunity. I was lucky enough to come across this engrossing TED-X talk by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky called Beyond the Cliff. Wow. She nails the impact of early trauma, vicarious trauma through our work, heightened awareness and the cost of hyper-vigilance, systematic and systemic oppression, healing and humour…..all in less than twenty minutes. What an accomplishment. What I love the most is her focus on presence – its essential nature for healing, our own and others. Here’s a link:
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