I recently had a conversation about the Presidential election. In response to hearing puzzlement over how well Donald Trump has done in the campaign, I made an off-hand remark about our society’s collective trauma becoming more obvious. Yet, my comment was greeted with additional puzzlement: what trauma? We still have a very long way to go toward developing a trauma-informed society.
Dr. Gabor Maté asks us one of the most obvious questions that somehow doesn’t seem to be getting talked about enough:
What does it say about our society that such deeply troubled individuals frequently rise to the top ruling circles, attaining wealth and power and even the admiration of millions?
Read more here:
Donald Trump, narcissism and diagnosis as political sport
On Sunday, November 20, we are hosting, An Evening of Compassion and Being Together. We have chosen to schedule it for a short time after the Presidential election precisely because we want to encourage people to come together, be together, remember a sense of healthy humanity and that we are all interconnected (despite race, ethnicity, gender, religion, class, or species). The pursuit of the compassionate path is essential. The event is a fundraiser for Living Ubuntu, intended to reaffirm “Ubuntu”.
You can support our efforts by buying a ticket to attend on November 20, helping us get the word out to others about the event, donating if you can’t attend, or / and by contributing an item for the vegan, eco-friendly, socially conscious silent auction.
Buy Nov 20 tickets or donate here.
Tomorrow, October 16: come join us in Irvine for A Screening of Time to Choose (RSVP).
For more upcoming events, scroll to the bottom of this email.
In the spirit of Ubuntu,
Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
[Ubuntu] n. What dehumanizes you inexorably dehumanizes me.
A Screening of Time to Choose
Sunday, October 16, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Orange County For Climate Action Meeting
Wednesday, October 19, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
1151 Dove St #210, Newport Beach
Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises – Group Shake
Thursday, October 20, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
UN Day Celebration Banquet (UNA-OC event)
Monday, October 24, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
SoCal VegFest – visit the Living Ubuntu booth!
Saturday October 29 & Sunday October 30, 10:00am – 6:00pm each day
An Evening of Compassion and Being Together (an event to benefit Living Ubuntu) — buy tickets now!
Sunday, November 20, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Re-Examining our Belief Systems – a 4-part TRE® workshop series – more info soon
Saturdays: January 21, February 25, March 18, April 15