Chronic Stress & Its Legacy
FINDING YOUR WAY...
"People who suffer from chronic trauma seem to lose their way in the world."
Bessel A. Van Der Kolk (2006) Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. xxxx: 1–17 (2006). C 2006 New York Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1196/annals.1364.022.
Chronic stress changes people. Pierre Janet (1859-1947) - a psychologist, psychiatrist and Sigmund Freud colleague - noted that highly stressed-traumatized individuals tend to...
"exhaust themselves in these everlasting recommencements.”
Janet, P. 1919. Les Medications Psychologiques, 3 Vols. F´elix Alcan. Paris.
How this happened was a mystery. Then, 21st Century brain function researchers mapped chronic stress. Here's what they found...
Chronic stress and trauma survivors navigate life with a mixture of unfinished responses and inadequate memory of past events. Worn patterns - called implicit memories - produce anxiousness and collapse. Minor irritations swamp tolerance, unnerve resilience, and diminish resolve. Daily life becomes an effort full of worry, self-doubt, vigilance, and futility. These are patterns masking unmet emotional needs. Emotional needs that can be repaired through guided visualization, self-empathy, and self-acceptance.
How Does Inner Resolution Help?
Inner Resolution Work identifies worn patterns converting a constellation of unmet needs into a constellation of recovered strengths. Recovered strengths integrate to create potential.