Short video animation showing how trauma, fear, anxiety, stress affect our body functioning and therefore feelings.
Artists sharing works and words.
Jenny was a child of the 1950s when Scientists proposed the three hourly feed, they argues that picking the baby up between feeds was spoiling the child. Harry Friederick Harlow conducted research on Rhesus money's to disprove this hypothesis, which my 'scientific' parents endorsed and followed routinely.
Polyvagal Nervous System is informed by the Amygdala, Thalamus & Hyperthalamus which sit within the Limbic system just above the Brain Stem. They manage the brain's emotional & traumatic memories, they impact the body's functioning through the Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Polyvagal Nervous System. See the video below
Polyvagal Body Song
Jenny asked Sue if she could respond to this Provocation: Contemporary Trauma Therapies are sensorial; creative expression is one of the most engaging trauma therapies available.Sue said, 'I've had enough of diagnoses, I don't want another one'. Is TRAUMA a diagnosis or is it a search for meaning?
Sue drew The Girl in the Green Meadow & explained, 'the girl, with her bag full of goodies, is more skilled at safety than Sue'. Sue says, 'The girl's experience is in contrast to mine. In my childhood the adults used torturous and terrifying methods to intrude, betray, neglect, abandon ... psychiatry repeated much of this, sometimes using similar methods. For years my wildness was only in the meadow. All my resources were kept in the meadow'.
Jenny's response, Song to Sue, can be heard by clicking the go button on the Soundcloud track above.
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