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Transforming Trauma Into Creative Energy

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June 15, 2014

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Transforming Trauma Into Creative Energy

When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.

– Rabindranath Tagore –

Transforming Trauma Into Creative Energy

Shoshana had her share of trauma. As a young Jewish women, she fled Antwerp during Hitler’s rise to power in Europe, and thus survived the war. Years later, the trauma was deep inside, and it began to surface mysteriously when she took to weaving. Instead of ignoring the pain she felt, she courageously decided to complete her healing by working with others experiencing trauma as a psychotherapist. Shoshana’s husband reflects on the lessons of transformation he learned from his wife, who spent her last days living under the effects of Alzheimer’s. He discovered that using trauma to fuel creative action can have a profound effect on oneself and others. { read more }

Be The Change

How have you used a traumatic moment as fuel for living your values more deeply? Tell your story, but don’t stop there: listen to someone tell their story, too.

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