When the body is chronically overwhelmed with adrenaline and cortisol due to constantly being in fight-flight-or-freeze (chronic trauma, stress, abuse), the immune system kicks into overload and chronic illness, particularly autoimmune dysfunction, takes hold.
What is Collective Trauma? Events like COVID-19, the subsequent recession, and national outrage and protests over George Floyd’s death have caused overwhelming internal reactions, resulting in collective, societal, trauma. Often times, this suffering remains undigested and unhealed and gets passed on to the next generation. Intergenerational trauma continues either directly, via epigenetic markers, or indirectly, […]
Discovering Purpose Through Chronic Illness & Trauma Illnesses, particularly chronic, serious diseases, can leave you feeling broken by life. Physical ailments are overwhelming, disheartening, and isolating even with a plethora of resources at your fingertips. Studies show that even minor bouts of the common cold can cause mild depression because the immune, neurologic, and psychological systems are […]