PTSD Part 4: The Big Picture For Healing
I am hoping by now that I have presented enough of the workshop information and the thinking I have done to present the Big Picture for Healing.
The Pentagon has hired the top researchers, psychologists, and thinkers to help support the troops and maybe prevent such a big epidemic of moral wounding. They are going to try to identify the folks who will have the most complex disorders and change their training methods to teach them how to trust and heal. They are training people who work with Military personnel and their families how to identify the wounds and how to get services.
I believe they asked my group to come to this training because they would like us to work on training civilians and particularly children in how to have social trust and how to heal psychic wounds. Now in a one day workshop they are only asking the participants to try to identify someone suffering and to assist community agencies in helping the healing or to know how to direct the individual along the way. They also gave the basic format for developing PTSD resistant individuals: cohesion, training, and ethical, competent leadership.
I am then asking something of you. I am asking how a whole nation can heal from a psychic wound – a betrayal of trust? I am talking about 9/11 and filibusters in congress, sound bites, innuendos, and the mortgage crisis and our definitions of success, war crimes and massive debt and real, deep down solid trust. I think this is a complex disorder.
I am not in denial and I am not distracting with bling and entertainment. I am working on active healing of the wound.
Bill Moyers weekly returns to the US Constitution, and I have found it comforting to listen to him share with some of the best thinkers around about how we can make change and heal.
I am asking people to double check where they might be stuck and to check back into their values and their actions upon those values. I am asking this of myself and at as deep a level as I can go. I want to heal this wound and do my part.
I am surely asking too much.
Who was your one on one trust mentor? Tell me that story.
What thoughts and ideas have popped up for you?
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More tomorrow – Part 5: My conclusions