We humans have challenges for myriad reasons. I often think about how many difficulties are the first, second or third hand result of cumulative stress and unresolved trauma. It is our survival mechanism to activate the fight-flight-freeze mechanism as our primitive brain sees fit. If we are truly endangered, this is a really, really good thing. However, if we stay in this state unnecessarily, the price paid includes that we lose access to our ability to self-reflect, experience the sensations of embodiment, find pleasure in affiliative bonds, and resonate with the natural world we are part of. We lose Ubuntu.
Resolving trauma is essential for restoring healthy relationships with ourselves and each other – and – for restoring the critically important awareness that we are part of nature.
I am really looking forward to next Sunday, April 19th, when Orange County for Climate Action hosts, Enjoy and Celebrate EARTH on this DAY. Come join us for an easy hike in the wilderness, eating eco-friendly, tasty vegan meals, watching Cowspiracy, and fully letting down at the end of the day, learning Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), walking on the beach, and taking in the beauty of the sunset together.
Barbara English, LMFT
Founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
[Ubuntu] n. Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
– Albert Einstein
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
We have a full day of fun and inspirational activities planned — join us for one, some, or all in celebration of Earth Day.
Sunday, April 19
9a Hike in Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
11a Lunch at Native Foods (vegan)
2p Screening of Cowspiracy
4:30p Dinner or snack at Mother’s Market (vegetarian)
6p Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), beach walking and sunset watching
All events are free to attend (meals on your own).
For complete details and to RSVP, click here.