After trauma the world is experienced with a different nervous system. The survivor's energy now becomes focused on suppressing inner chaos at the expense of spontaneous involvement in their life. These attempts to maintain control over unbearable physiological reactions can result in a whole range of physical symptoms, including auto-immune diseases. - Bessel A. Van … Continue reading After Trauma
It's been very rare to have known you, very strange and wonderful. Thank you for being with me. Let us rebuild a healthy state of mind. Sending you Angel love and Blessings. Love, Francesca.
The Nervous System Nerves form and transport information. If nerves are developed entirely, then people can self regulate. If the nerves’ connections are not well connected they tend to get lost, and lost permanently. This then results in people not being able to form proper relationships or relating in the correct way to suit a … Continue reading Students and Trauma
In times of dread, artists must never remain silent. This is precisely when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That’s how civilizations heal. —— Toni Morrison Thank you for being with me. … Continue reading In Times of Dread
There are so many men and women out there during this pandemic, waiting, longing and eager to send their friends, partners and parents flowers. So they waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty and wonderful these people are. But they have to wait a little longer... Thank you for being with me. … Continue reading So Many…
Family stories: it’s a funny thing about life - we never understand, or at least it takes us so long to understand one another properly. I think it happens in all families: the vulnerable ones are the strong ones, the wounded ones are those who live most fearlessly, and the damaged ones are often those … Continue reading Family Stories
For the first time, I had something to lose. You drained me of my identity and injected self doubt into my veins. Left me questioning my own sanity. Walking around aimlessly. At war with my own body everyday. Trying to scrub your heavy words off my skin. My mental state has been shaken to its … Continue reading Surviving Trauma: Finding Myself
Until that day comes, however, know this: if you lose your job because of an illness, that’s OK. At the end of the day, your health is more important than any time clock, company or rude supervisor. Wear your firings and resignations as badges of honor. You’ve been through hell and back, and that’s your … Continue reading Know this…
I stopped dating men for the longest time because I feared them. Became one of them because of trauma. I can never blame myself for wanting to live. Thank you for being with me. Let us rebuild a healthy state of mind. Love, Francesca.
I’ve been away for quite sometime. Trying to figure out a whole lot of things, my direction and my life’s purpose since I’ve had to deal with loss in 2019. I’ve been silent of course, intentionally for a good cause. For my sanity and my own healing. This was my moment to look for the … Continue reading Grief and Solitude