The Collective Trauma Response of 2020: Taking Conscious Action

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

There has been a lot going on in our collective for a very long time and it is coming to a head right now. We’ve faced grief, fear, shame and horror as the truths of our humanity have been revealed: #metoo, children in cages, border walls, billionaire hoarders, systemic racism, overwhelming debt, a constricted middle class, I could go on but you get the point. We have serious and valid concerns about climate change, the upcoming election and now Covid-19. These realities are all putting a serious strain on everyone’s capacity to hold what is happening and we are currently experiencing a collective trauma response.

Many in our collective have gone into a sympathetic nervous system response and are in fight, flight or freeze. We can clearly see the fight and flee happening with angry, shaming and blaming social media posts, half truths and lies shared by the media an