Wisdom in the Wound of Trauma

Ross A. Laird, PhD

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Broken
Containment

Disrupted
Self-regulation

Locked
Response
Patterns

Instinctive
Coping

Developmental
Resonances

Trauma

Dissociation

Elsewhere
Flight response

Anxiety

Onward
Orienting response

Anger

Backward
Fight response

Depression

Inward
Freeze response

Mental
Illness

Elsewhere

Dissociation
Flight response
Hallucingens
Fantasy

Onward

Anxiety
Orienting response

Stimulants, Eating
Strategic gaming
Gambling

Backward

Anger
Fight response

Alcohol
Violent gaming

Inward

Depression
Freeze response

Opioids, Eating

Social media

Addictions

Growth
Mindset

Emotional
Safety

Healing

Self-
awareness

Patterns
Pacing
Containment

Redirection

Resourcing
Skill development
Nervous system training

Self-
regulation

Default mode
Relationships
Character

Emotional Safety

The Foundation:

Belonging

Trust

(and hope)

Autonomy

Mentorship

Empowerment

Emotional
Safety

Self-regulation

Growth
Mindset

Resilience

Zorro Circle

(containment and pacing)

Giving

(mentorship)

Grit

Resilience Training

Gratitude

Sleep (but not too much!)

Recreational skill development

Laughter

Touch

Optimism

Simple presence

Meditation

Exercise

Nature

Resilience Tasks

Arthur Ashe

Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Do what you can.

七転び八起き

Fall down seven times,

Stand up eight times.

Keep Going

Be Consistent, Engaged,
and Purposeful.

Get in touch if you get stuck.

ross@rosslaird.com

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