Peace 2: Conversation with Kimberly Weeks
Peace — Welcome to the second half of my Wild and Precious conversation with Kimberly Weeks, Trauma Recovery Coach. Our conversation continues with the reality that you cannot have peace within when your neighbour is in trauma. We really reach deep and talk about the difficult stuff going on in the world right now: the emerging awakening to a world that does not tolerate injustice, that does not tolerate racism. Kimberly shares the 5 steps to recovery from trauma: * Denial * Chaos * Recove
Jun 25, 2020
(reading time: 2 min.)

Peace — Welcome to the second half of my Wild and Precious conversation with Kimberly Weeks, Trauma Recovery Coach.

Our conversation continues with the reality that you cannot have peace within when your neighbour is in trauma. We really reach deep and talk about the difficult stuff going on in the world right now: the emerging awakening to a world that does not tolerate injustice, that does not tolerate racism.

Kimberly shares the 5 steps to recovery from trauma:

  • Denial
  • Chaos
  • Recovery
  • Reclamation
  • Advocacy

And from there, we speak about what is happening in our world right now while also relating it to our personal experiences in our families and within ourselves.

We end our conversation hopeful, a little spent :) and ready to move through the stages to become advocates for each other.


What we talked about:

  • First,  I started things off by confronting the idea that many of us want to hush trauma. We feel disregulated by other people expressing their grief or rage and need to quieten it in order to calm ourselves…
  • Second,  Kimberly jumps in and gives the five stages recovery. Names that hushing space as denial into chaos and helps to hold space for and give hope for what can happen by staying in that difficult and icky feeling process.
  • Third,   We dig deeper, both in terms of family systems and the wider world and talk about how hard it is to move through trauma.
  • Fourth,  We talk about harmony. Not agreeing with everyone on everything but being able to tolerate a world of differences — different emotional stages, different responses, different levels of trauma recovery, different opinions. And how beautiful it can be, coming from a place of love and being strong enough to listen to the music we play together.

Notes:

Onward to…I haven’t decided yet! Look for the Monday morning newsletter,  and a conversation from the Wild and Precious podcast with a surprise guest! (I am between three different themes and haven’t decided what comes next…)

The Underbelly Project: A weekly workout for your emotional strength and         flexibility. If  you’re not afraid to get dusty and maybe shed a few tears together, join  me and let’s get emotionally strong!

And please, if you know anyone who might like to share this journey, share this project. Excited to stay in the arena with you.

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