Epigenetic Trauma: Trauma can be passed down from one generation to another.
Trauma from slavery has been passed down to African-Americans throughout communities.
Secondary Trauma: (example) The parents were traumatized and the child experiences similar symptoms that the parents expressed (anxiety & depression).
How do we start to heal? Acknowledge the pain and then reach out for support.
reaching out for help is weakness.
"Are there some signs that people are walking around numb with Novocain in their spirit?"
1) If dealing with a substance abuse, get into a drug or alcohol treatment program first. (example, Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous)
if it's covered up by drugs and alcohol.
3) Find someone to talk to that you can trust. They don't need a master's degree or a doctorate. Talk to your sister, brother, co-worker, etc.
4) Exercise. Take in deep breaths. Put on music that you like. Stare at a picture.
Find things that feed your soul.