A Gentle Trauma Reminder

You, your family and your friends are experiencing a response to a collective trauma.

 

In your communications (online and in person), remember that people are responding from different trauma responses: Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn, Flop

 

If you or others are being argumentative, defensive or combative, that may be a Fight Response.

 

If you or others are being avoidant or dismissive, that may be a Flight response.

 

If you or others are being apathetic or immobile, that may be a Freeze response.

 

If you or others are being overly agreeable or apologetic, that may be a Fawn response.

 

If you or others are walking around like a zombie, feeling disconnected and on automatic, that may be a Flop response.

 

Just pause before you respond and consider what trauma response the person you are communicating with might be in, in that moment. And consider what response you are in, as well.

 

 

 

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Susan Shehata

Susan Shehata, also known as The Space Guru™, is a Mentor, Guide and Performing Artist, who specializes in helping people release hidden obstacles. She does that through Space Consultations, Holistic Wellness Services and through Music & Theatre. Though her offerings are varied, the goal of her work is the same: to clear the deep patterns of resistance in people's lives. Susan has been a professional performer for twenty years and a certified wellness professional, focusing on transformational healing and space work, for fifteen years. Her life’s mission is to use her voice as a performer, speaker, writer, healer and mentor to assist in global evolution.

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