A Daily Reminder You Belong

This is your daily reminder that you belong: 🌷🌿 I have 20 years experience in Psychology. I taught it at university. I am a Psychologist now. I have even had Psychosis twice. Been in hospital myself. So I have been an academic, a professional and a patient. #HealingTrauma #Justice4Humanity #WeAllBelong

I have been suicidal too. All of this I recovered from and came back to find wellbeing. So do not let anyone let you believe it is the end. It feels like the end. But it is not the end. We just need our basic needs (survival), some health (body), clarity (mind), with a sprinkle of devotion (heart): connection (energy).

“We do not need to keep searching for the answers. Learn to stand still and the answers will arrive… it really is that simple.” – Mary Anne Byrne

The byproduct is peace, joy, love, compassion, blissfulness and ecstasy. All come from within. Happiness is an inside job. We only need our basic needs for survival and to follow the Law to avoid trouble. Beyond that life is yours.

Freedom is knowing that life is beyond survival and all the laws, rules and regulations. That’s only for society. Life itself is borderless and boundless. However, to experience that it must be nameless. Otherwise it becomes “this” or “that” and it is cut in half. You cannot cut life in half.

So always remember a child is not born chopped in half. Every child is born whole. We are all whole. They are all whole. You are whole. Only society teaches us we are half. More or less. Never enough. However, which one is bigger? Society or life?

Life is far far far greater than any society. So choose life. Remain whole. This is clarity. Clarity is freedom. That is why the byproduct is peace and joy is peace dancing with love, compassion, blissfulness and ecstasy. All come from within. No matter what those in power do.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Mawlana Jala-al-Din Rumi.

They cannot take away the sky. No matter what they say they can never take away our freedom to love one another. If you talk to yourself like this for sure you will feel better and want to stay alive. Because this is a universal truth inside all of us.

We just need to remind ourselves. I find this works every time. So I wish you the best of luck and I’m so proud of what you are doing. Thank you for your contribution to humanity. Fighting the fight to remind them, hello, it’s the 21st century!

We already have the solutions. Survival of the fittest has been debunked. It’s time we all put the “fight mode” down. All we need is to surrender, with sense and compassion, and step into this call: Life. We all belong. You belong. 💜🕊 #HealingTrauma #Justice4Humanity #WeAllBelong

Australian Geographic: Laura Dance Festival
Cape York, Australia.

“You belong to all that is there
and all that is there belongs to you.”

– Bobb Randall

Now you know the power of Trauma Informed Care. Let’s turn this framework into a mindset for personal, social and political change. If you are unable to, you might need help first, to get safe or become ‘unstuck’ from trauma. Reach out for trauma informed care. #YouBelong

With love,

Dr Louise Hansen
Psychologist
PhD in Psychology
Human Rights Activist

James Blunt – You’re Beautiful (2014):

“My life is brilliant
My love is pure
I saw an angel
Of that I’m sure
She smiled at me on the subway
She was with another man
But I won’t lose no sleep on that
‘Cause I’ve got a plan
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful, it’s true
I saw your face in a crowded place
And I don’t know what to do
‘Cause I’ll never be with you
Yes, she caught my eye
As we walked on by
She could see from my face that I was
Fucking high
And I don’t think that I’ll see her again
But we shared a moment that will last ’til the end
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful, it’s true
I saw your face in a crowded place
And I don’t know what to do
‘Cause I’ll never be with you
La-la-la, la
La-la-la, la
La-la-la, la, la
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful, it’s true
There must be an angel with a smile on her face
When she thought up that I should be with you
But it’s time to face the truth.”

#YouBelong

For Suzy Jackson. It’s true.

https://youtu.be/GpZzCR4y9_U
#IncarcerationNation

https://youtu.be/XUyfAme3i_U

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
“Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of support we received overnight! We’re able to fund one more Indigenous Psychology student for a full three year Psychology degree from just a 10 minute appearance on ABC #TheDrum.” – Dr Tracy Westerman AM

If you would like to donate, please visit:

https://www.thejilyainstitute.com.au/about-us/
My partner Marcelo Alegre Rubic who taught me do not let anyone control your life. #YouBelong

Trauma Informed World was inspired by Kopika and Tharnicaa; two faces that remind us everyday of Australia’s cruel refugee system. One of many systems in Australia that remind us of the negative operation of power. #HomeToBilo

Kopika (left) and Tharnicaa (right) were kept at Christmas Island Detention Centre for nearly two years despite trauma informed calls to return them to Biloela, Queensland. Tharnicaa has spent most of her life detained by the Australian Government and is still in community detention to this day. #YouBelong
Trauma Informed World respects and acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and waterways on which this educational resource was inspired. I acknowledge and respect Elders past, present and emerging. I honour the continuation of educational, cultural and spiritual practices and celebrate the extraordinary diversity of people and relationships worldwide. This website contains images of deceased persons. There are also swear words in some of the songs presented that portray intense emotions. This website is not intended to trigger people who have experienced trauma. However, if you do find any of the content triggering, each page has a link to Australia’s National Helplines and Websites for immediate mental health support. These are my own personal views and comments and may not reflect the views of my employer.

Australia’s National Helplines and Websites:

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/national-help-lines-and-websites

To provide the best information possible, Beyond Blue has listed national helplines and external services. All services linked to Beyond Blue are reviewed before they are posted.

Published by Dr Louise Hansen

This is a free educational website on Trauma Informed Care for survival and wellbeing. While each injustice differs, all stories share the same trauma: the negative operation of power. Let’s break the cycle of injustice and trauma together one day at a time. The byproduct of clarity is peace. Joy is peace dancing. Trauma is disconnection. Empathy fuels connection. Knowledge is power: “Love is the absence of judgment.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama. #YouBelong

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