How are you doing? How was this year for you? December marks the end of the year, a time of slowing down and reflection. I am spending most of my free time looking back at the year 2022 with a heavy heart. If you know me, you may find this surprising: I am, in fact, a sceptical optimist – optimist nonetheless. However, in order to move forward, look into the future and change, I find it incredibly important to pause and assess the past twelve months. Since I started blogging in 2004, I have also used the December time for written, public summaries, so here it is.
Q: What is your resilience, and what would you expect and need from the environment and collective to safely grow, heal, and move through trauma?
Q: Where would you like to move from here? If I have a direction in mind, how can I get there with what I have available and what support do I also need on the journey?
Q: Have you experienced positive growth in your sense of spirituality after traumatic experiences?
Q: Can you think of that sense of solidity, inner strength or maybe even lightness in how you approach new challenges learning from past adversity in your life?
Q: Have you experienced new discoveries, new paths, and new ways of healing when dealing with challenges and traumas of life?
Q: Have you experienced improvement in your relationships, in how you relate to people around you when managing recovery from traumatic experiences or even just reflecting on those?
Q: What if our more challenging experiences and how we manage those do positively impact our appreciation of life?
Have I ever experienced positive changes after a traumatic experience? Have I made positive changes in my life?
Do you notice growth in your work/witnessing of traumatic experiences? Does the term “secondary resilience” resonate with you?