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Topic Tuesday: Stepping off the distress seesaw **closed**

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Up and down, down and up, and upside down...

Have you ever felt as though you are being held to ransom by an all consuming distress seesaw?

 

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Join us this Topic Tuesday, to discuss journeys, and share strategies to leave the seesaw.

We will be joined by @SunnyDaisy  - a health professional who specialises in trauma.

SunnyDaisy describes her thoughts on this:

"I once had someone tell me that their experience of living with the effects of a difficult experience was like being stuck at the top end of a see-saw.

The weight of the difficult experience sits on the ground at the other end of the see-saw and life is consumed by this. 

After receiving the support that was required to deal with the difficult experience/s, it felt like they were able to climb down from the see-saw and leave the all-consuming distress on the see-saw.

This does not mean forgetting about the difficult experience. It is a matter of gradually finding more space in life to participate in life and enjoy other things – a sense of no longer being held to ransom by the difficult experience .

How do you relate your difficult experiences to this 'see-saw' idea? Do you have an experience of climbing down from the high end of the see-saw?"

 

We've got a few members who might be able to contribute to this dicussion. @Loopy @Alessandra1992 @kristin @Rick @kenny66 @SCORPION @Cazzie   Are you around tonight? 

 

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Re: Topic Tuesday - now open: Stepping off the distress seesaw

Hey everyone. I’m really pleased to be joining you for tonight’s Topic Tuesday, which will focus on “Stepping off the See-Saw”.  

 

I’m keen to hear about your own experiences of getting to a point when you were no longer held to ransom by the pain of trauma.   Often a subtle realization that life is able to move forward without every waking moment flooded with thoughts about the trauma.

 

And I’m looking forward to the richness of experience that each of you has to offer.

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Re: Topic Tuesday - now open: Stepping off the distress seesaw

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Good evening, I'm pleased to welcome @SunnyDaisy our special guest who specialises in trauma and distress events.

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Re: Topic Tuesday - now open: Stepping off the distress seesaw

@SunnyDaisy 

Can you provide some examples of what some these of subtle realizations have looked like for some people that you know of?

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Re: Topic Tuesday - now open: Stepping off the distress seesaw

hello @SunnyDaisy 

welcome to the forums, and thank you for your time, i am sure there will be questions from other forum users, i don't have any known trauma in my life, but i thought i would say Hi :-)

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Re: Topic Tuesday - now open: Stepping off the distress seesaw

Hiya @kato

You don't need to have experienced trauma to contribute to this contribute to this conversation. It also includes distressing events that play on your mind.

 

 

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Re: Topic Tuesday - now open: Stepping off the distress seesaw

Hi Kato

Thanks for saying hi.  I'll respond to CherryBombs question.  It may be of interest to you, even though you don't have any trauma in your own life.