Impact of Trauma in the Workplace
Consider/Ask: Radical Mindset Musings
- Heather’s childhood wasn’t typical – when she was 8 her mother switched mental states, and she took refuge in dancing and theater as a means of therapy and survival.
- She never got her mom back after that, which was devastating as a child; her brother was her angel during this time, but she observed how both her parents would wear “masks” in public and act differently at home – she took their depressions and issues personally.
- Her childhood friend had a huge impact on her, and helped her feel seen. Her friend saw her light when Heather herself could not see it. This friendship provided a safe haven.
- Heather talks about her relationship with Jesus, and how she had to be ready for him to enter her life, and that took some time for her.
- When it comes to trauma, Heather doesn’t address past traumas, but what the problem is now. Her approach is the less she knows, the better.
- Everyone has their own personal journey, that happens in their own time. Sometimes on our journey we’re feeling worse because we’re being worked on.
- While struggling with suicidal thoughts, Heather realized that if she had committed suicide, the truth about who she really was wouldn’t have come out. She wanted the light to win, and if she had left, the dark would’ve won.
- If people who are suicidal could have a purpose behind their situation, they may be able to see the situation differently.
- There is a need to redefine our mental health care system with more focus on brain protocols and other healing practices.
Revolutionary Leader’s Mantra: In your darkest hour, whether your sick or going through depression, the fact that you wake up and get out of bed is the bravest thing that you can do. Each step you take in that day, whether you believe or not, Jesus and God are with you taking them. Along the way, you learn about self-love, which can’t be given or bought.
Revolutionary Leader’s Weekly Challenge: Heather shares some tips to stay healthy:Set boundaries for yourself, and take your self-care very seriously. When you experience negative self-talk, train your mind in an opposite, more constructive way.
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