A Teaching for Autumn Equinox: Trauma Bonds & Misplaced Loyalty to People Who Are Not Good For You
• Pre-recorded video (watch whenever you’d like)*
• 12 minute drumming track
• Study Guide with journal prompts
*There are two parts to this video. In PART ONE you’ll learn about the mechanism of trauma bonding between individuals and in family systems. In PART TWO you’ll learn how your body image may be influenced and distorted by seeing yourself through the eyes of another person.
Watch the video and practice the journey as many times as you like between September 16-October 1, 2021
THIS EQUINOX TEACHING IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM September 16-October 1, 2021
An essential component of healing from relational trauma is learning to distinguish between our essential relationship with ourselves versus what we absorbed from others. Trauma bonding occurs when another person’s (or family system’s) perception of us infiltrates and overwhelms our own natural perception of ourselves.
The phenomenon of “foxhole buddies” during WWI and WWII refers to the intense bonding that happens in survival situations. This also happens in family systems that have endured relational intensity due to trauma or tragedy. These are relational patterns that follow us into adulthood–into relationship and work settings. Hard-wired survival energy supersedes our better instincts and we can find ourselves in bafflingly dysfunctional or even dangerous situations.
Are you unhappily bonded (or stuck) in a familial, romantic, or work relationship that isn’t good for you?
Do you understand how that dysfunctional bond developed?
Are you ready to optimize the energies of Autumn Equinox to access new clarity and balance in this area of your life?