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Why Do I Feel Depressed?

Article •  7 - 11 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
7 - 11 minutes

When does identifying our or others' needs become a coping mechanism that hides the real problems that go unaddressed, and thereby reinforcing problems?  This article zooms out to take a look at how dealing with our needs in the absence of the larger picture can inadvertertly support unhealthy ways of operating, rather than become a healthy solution.  It asks us to see what could be hidden -- both on the personal and societal levels.

Change Is Afoot: A New Paradigm For First Responses After Difficult Events

Article •  9 - 14 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
9 - 14 minutes

One way to understand trauma is it means we got a blow greater than our nervous system can tolerate – then we move into hyperarousal, and then hypoarousal or dissociation. This cycle can continue long after. Here, we're not able to fully process emotional cues, information, our body, and others. It's important we consider re-writing the cultural paradigm of separation so that our trauma doesn't get marginalized.

A More Expansive Understanding of Observations

Audio •  11 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
11 minutes

Listen to Roxy expand our notion of making observations to include our internal observations and social and cultural contexts.