From Victim to Hero
Last week at work, I participated in a three day training on the Sanctuary Model. It spoke of creating safety, releasing the past, being in the present and reclaiming hope for possibilities of a new future, not just a reenactment of the victim-persecutor-rescuer trauma triangle. I had already ordered from Cross Country Education, a cd recording of Melissa Bradley's training, Resilience: Helping Clients Navigate The Heroic Journey to Personal Transformation which I began to listen to this week. And last night, I discovered (or rather, it discovered me), the "Joseph Campbell - The Hero's Journey Movie" (https://vimeo.com/115006689). You might find value in all these resources, too, to help you on your own journey.
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As a child, Diane Kaufman wrote in her grade school composition that when she grew up she wanted to be a "medical doctor or a medical drawer." Her passion as expressed in poetry, story, and art seeks to inspire positive transformation, to help "humanize" our life experiences, to increase our connection with each other, and bring awareness of Arts Medicine as valuable in promoting and nurturing health, healing and well being.