So what is trauma-informed care? My Definition: trauma-informed care means finding providers who listen actively and with compassion, accept me and my experiences as real and valid, and work with me (instead of blaming me or disregarding my concerns) through different challenges associated with getting medical care. Here are some definitions from Harvard Medical School… Continue reading Trauma-informed Care – and why we all deserve it
Still, going out in the world at this time feels brave to me. I am mildly agoraphobic and experience panic attacks outside of my comfort zone. Right now, I don't have a comfort zone outside of my apartment - new neighborhood, new transit lines, new neighbors - so even going to the balcony feels scary. And when the fire alarms in my building went off that afternoon - well I'm happy it was taken care of promptly and we all were able to go back inside relatively fast. And yes, I stayed far away from the crowds while keeping the building in sight; better that way after I accidentally got startled when a friendly boxer dog tried to say hi.
Decorating is not a strong point for me because I always feel constricted by the lease rules. And have fear triggers about putting things on walls. Triggers about creating art and displaying my preferences outside of my head. That makes me feel vulnerable because I'm claiming a space as mine. And because I'm practicing self care by doing this. Decorating a home, for me, means taking psychology coping techniques and strategies meant for my mind and applying them to my physical world. It means creating an alter space for mediation and spiritual practice too. In other words, practicing integration of mind/body/spirit. ------------------------------------- he nice thing about crystals and crystal grids is that they lie on flat surfaces and do not take up a lot of space. You can use a pre-made grid or create your own groupings. You decide on the types of crystals you use, color combinations, and sizes/shapes too. If you don't want them flat, you can put them in bags and hang them on walls or door knobs. You can turn them into wired cage jewelry or sculptures too if you know how to work with metal or other materials.
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This is the last day of the Sensory Movement Challenge. Tomorrow's Facebook Live will wrap up what's happened this week and allow guests to ask questions. Remember there is always a way to stay connected and social no matter where you are physically. Please be safe and careful. Use your intuition and sense to make healthy choices. Then on to other topics.