In our society, we operate at high speeds: high speeds to get where we are going, high speed internet to get the information faster, and high speed talking to get our point across. The high speeds in which we operate are endless. But what happens when these high speeds are hit with any sort of trauma? Our high speed world either operates faster and faster, or it shuts down completely. Our brains and bodies crash; our lives are interrupted.
At some point, we have to slow it down due to our body’s need for rest, and/or our mind’s inability to continue to operate at such intensity. Slowing it down affects us all differently. Some people breathe, they look up at the sky, and they connect their mind to their body; feeling and processing their trauma in order to make it through. Other people hold their breath for longer periods, they stay looking at their feet, and dread the thought of what is happening in their body; unable to feel and process their trauma. Which type of person do you identify with the most?
In the clinical work I do with clients, we work on dissecting your trauma, affording you the space, opportunity and capacity to breathe, connect your mind to your body and your body to your mind, and to feel and process your trauma in order to heal your total self. You deserve the peace. Take a moment to assess your trauma. Breathe. Connect. Process.
Michelle McAvoy, RSW