I invite you to join with me in this challenging time in doing the hard work of truly listening to our black brothers and sisters, and then act to bring greater understanding, peace, and unity in our relationships, communities, and in our nation.
I wonder how you are doing in these strange times, how we might connect, and what I can do to support you in the age of social distancing.
Face Masks, PPE, and Trauma-Informed Care: Cultivating Connection in the Era of Covid-19 Coronavirus
As health care providers, we need to be aware that people who live with a trauma history may be triggered by face-masks in ways they may not even comprehend on a conscious level. I’m thinking of two primary kinds of trauma right now, although there may be others:
How are you holding space for your grief, remembering those who have passed? Are you giving yourself time to heal? If it has been a while, do you also make room for your own growth, your own life?
Even though painful memories and unresolved trauma can keep Elders and their care partners from enjoying the bounty of a rich and vibrant community, there are real-world approaches to recognizing and responding to the effects of trauma. We can ensure that everyone in our community is able to hear and say “yes” to our invitation to enjoy the Garden!