trauma resolution | Janneke Jobsis Brown

Trauma and Truth

Trauma and Truth
When trauma does occur… We are living in times of racism, skewed values, and careless words. All can lead to war, and do lead to violence, in our country, right in the daily  news. All past presidents would have used their national platform to bring peace and reconciliation within our nation. So when trauma does occur… (Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical–American Psychological Association) we experience the following ways in which the experience of trauma confuses...
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Look backward before Liberation 5/5/45

Look backward before Liberation 5/5/45
  Have you ever looked back on tragedy prior to your own or others’ liberation? Have you ever celebrated liberation while remembering the loss and pain of before? In The Netherlands (Holland) the end of World War II is celebrated every May 4th and 5th as the Remembrance and Liberation days. May 4, is Remembrance Day, a solemn day to remember the many civilians and soldiers who lost their lives. May 5 is Liberation Day, a day to celebrate the freedom which was so slow to come after six years of Nazi occupation. Parades re-enact liberation by Canadian, American and British troops. Looking...
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Locked Door

Locked Door
Open a Locked Door of pain? Is there meaning behind a Locked Door? Is there a gift behind a Locked Door? What about the gift of meaning? these may be the TOUGHEST QUESTIONS for survivors of World War II and other trauma If Trauma has a Gift (by Janneke Jobsis Brown) If trauma has a gift And the gift is bringing meaning to life. The gift is Too expensive Its cost is astronomical People pay with their lives The wounds are deep, as deep as the soul. The very Spirit suffers, hides wounds, yearns for healing If meaning is the gift of trauma Is the cost then, a broken spirit?   We hope and pray not. ...
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30 D.o.L., The Hand I Would be After World War II

30 D.o.L., The Hand I Would be After World War II
Inside their parents’ eyes and heart, children never grow up. On a TV commercial, a  dad talks to his little girl sitting on the driver’s seat of a car, pretending to drive.  Her little legs stretch straight in front of her, she tries to reach up to the steering wheel. Her Dad talks just like me when my toddler son rolled down our driveway on his Big Wheel tricycle. “Be careful…pay attention…I love you….” Flash on the next scene and we see that Daddy”s little girl,  is actually a mature teenager, trying to take off in her car. I have a little child...
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