What you should know about trauma....
...if you work with potentially traumatized people, live with them, or are affected yourself.
Blog-Article by Myrtha Faltin, stART international e.V. emergency aid for children©, excerpt from stART's handout for training refugee workers.
In the current global crisis, stART international e.V., based in Gröbenzell near Munich, is making its 17 years of experience in dealing with traumatized people available online.
1. What is a traumatic event?
The founders of psychotraumatology, Fischer and R…
The children are not doing well
Blog article by Mary Ruud, Milwaukee, USA
About the growing need to understand trauma-informed pedagogy.
Many children have experienced years of trauma just for attending school, feeling bullied or simply not seen for who they are, not meeting standards set by the state or their own teachers, peer pressure for relationships, drugs, and sex, and loneliness due to media overload. Do they know that school is no longer safe? For children, trauma can be any deeply stressful experience and its short…
A Wound to the Body, Soul and Spirit - Phases of Trauma and Steps to Overcome it.
Blog article by Mary Ruud, Milwaukee, USA
Trauma has existed as long as humankind on earth.
Wars, violence and natural disasters are all part of our shared history, yet therapies for trauma only began to be developed in Western medicine in the1980’s when post-traumatic stress disorder began to be officially diagnosed. Now nearly all therapists, and teachers, have training to deal with trauma.
- Trauma can affect whole groups of people such as in earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and tornados,…
Pain, Light and Wisdom
Blog Article by Yuriy Yurchenko, MD
Light and Wisdom
On the subject of wisdom, Rudolf Steiner once said: "Wisdom is crystallized pain that has been overcome and transformed into its opposite." With this he points to a certain world tendency, without which no life event would be possible.
We see something similar in Goethe's famous statement about the phenomenon of color. The eminent poet metaphysically stated that "colour is the result of the deeds and suffering of light" which is forced to p…
Posttraumatic Growth: Spiritual - Emotional - Physical
Trauma therapy and post-traumatic growth
The term "post-traumatic growth" was coined by Richard G. Tedeschi and Lawrence G. Calhoun , who have studied it both theoretically and empirically. It indicates that victims not only recover from trauma, but that it may present an opportunity for personal growth.
Although paradoxical that gain can come precisely from loss, there are numerous reports that traumatic life events can act as catalysts for post-traumatic growth.
What are the main factors…
Shock, shame, doubt, and terrifying confusion
(Harald Haas, MD, Speaker at the Eurythmy4you Trauma Conference on January 29, February 12, March 12, 2023.)
If we look at the internal and external, subjective and objective symptomatology that occurs in trauma (an initially incomprehensible or life-threatening situation of fright) a freezing, congealing and chilling first takes place. In the blood circulation a centralization takes place, the blood withdraws and one beco…
My colleague has Corona - are there eurythmy therapy exercises for it?
In November, I was asked: Dear Theodor, is there actually a special recommendation for eurythmy exercises for Corona? Unfortunately, a colleague has caught it, but fortunately she's been doing pretty well so far. (*)
This was my answer:
Yes, it already exists. In the course package "Resilience and Strength" she will find five eurythmy therapy exercises. These are actually intended to prevent and strengthen the rhythmic system. On the one hand, they are intended to reduce the ris…
Way beyond „Stop acting up like that!“
Use high sensitivity as a resource
What might just be a bit annoying to others is often unbearable for the highly sensitive: Noise, hectic light or even interpersonal tensions are so stressful for them that their quality of life suffers greatly. A pronounced sensitivity as a source of deep and true experiences can your enrich life - if you learn to deal with it better.
From now on, here in the blog, we will regularly have exciting articles which report about everything that high sensitivity ca…
What should our ABSR courses be called in the future?
Wouldn't it have made more sense to find a "very own" name?
That question was asked in a Facebook post today:
„A question about the name of the course: The MBSR, the "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction" method, has been around for over 20 years, which very successfully conveys elements of mindfulness / meditation. Wouldn't it have made more sense to find a "very own" name? Otherwise it gives the impression that you want to jump on a successful / well-known bandwagon.“
This is our answer - if…
How do I do eurythmy with the heart when the heart is a pump?
Something similar a student asked me some days ago. I share my answer with you here. What do you think about that?
Is the heart a pump? I'm moving further and further away from this attitude. Yes, the heart can contract and send blood to the periphery. But that does not make it into a pump that simply runs when you switch it on. The heart has very fine nerves with which it senses what's coming in with the blood, and how it can best respond. It is so faithful and so healthy and so complex, I can…