Wounded Healer. What’s that? Are you?

Wounded healer is a term created by psychologist Carl Jung. The idea states that an analyst is compelled to treat patients because the analyst himself is “wounded“. The idea may have Greek mythology origins. Who is Jonathan Foust? I dunno, but he sounds amazing on his podcats. When I felt lost in confusion, I asked myself “What am I supposed to do?” I didn’t know how to react. But the question is “How do you react to this world of suffering?” First, accept that stress, suffering and dissatisfaction are part of our human experience. Perhaps there is a way not to … Continue reading Wounded Healer. What’s that? Are you?

Dear Martin Luther King …I want to be a Giant Tree.

Dear Martin Luther, thank you for sending me this Guardian Angel called Mamadou and working in the labour Trade Union. He is an African living in France and working for the same company for a long time. He’s got the same sense for Justice and he is giving me dignity and awareness of who I am today and who I want to become tomorrow morning. Mamadou told me, as soon as you get fixed at your Job, after your Recover from burn out and PTSD, you will become a Giant Tree. Then, I want to be soon a Redwood Sequoia. … Continue reading Dear Martin Luther King …I want to be a Giant Tree.

Shell Shock and Cowardice in WWI: The Story of Harry Farr.

The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine has a pdf of a gripping article on Private Harry Farr, a 25 year-old British soldier shot for cowardice during World War I, despite having being treated for shell-shock. As with all other WWI soldiers executed for cowardice, Farr was pardoned earlier this year by the British Government. The article is written by Professor Simon Wessley of King’s College London, who puts the Farr’s court martial and execution in context of the history of World War I, and in the context of what was known about trauma-related psychiatry at the time. There is little dispute about the sequence of … Continue reading Shell Shock and Cowardice in WWI: The Story of Harry Farr.

Next Mission: PTSD at home. Veterans breaking the Silence.

Actually, I am living this situation at work. Yes, I am the weak link.  And yes, I was the first and only one to break the silence. So, what? Do you know the story of someone who is sitting on the edge of the river waiting for his dead enemy’s body passing by? Seriously, it took me 1 month and a half to take an appointment with a psychologist after my burn out. Sometimes it’s life or death. *** “ah, post traumatic stress disorders, what a wimp, the weak link and then, you are not promoted anymore, you are not … Continue reading Next Mission: PTSD at home. Veterans breaking the Silence.

Terror victims study proves our resilience.

1 Floral tributes outside the Bataclan Theatre in memory of the victims of the Paris attacks Patricia Casey Email On Friday, November 13 2015, a series of terror attacks erupted in Paris. They were mercilessly launched on people gathered at various social outlets and events in order to maximise the carnage. A football match was the first target in this co-ordinated killing spree. This was followed by shootings at restaurants and cafes and finally a metal concert in the Bataclan Theatre. Hostages were taken there also. A total of 130 lost their lives and over 4,000 were injured, almost 100 … Continue reading Terror victims study proves our resilience.