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septicman752 karma

Hi Lorde. Congratulations on your success so far, it's well-deserved. My question is: have you thus far experienced much of New Zealand's ridiculous 'tall poppy syndrome', i.e. where people seem to expect you to be meek and humble regardless of the effort it's taken to get to where you are?

septicman541 karma

If you could describe your Dad in one word, what would it be?

septicman273 karma

What... the fuck?

TL;DR: wtf

septicman174 karma

FWIW I have looked into this for my own therapy, and the book "The Body Keeps The Score" was recommended to me, which I have found useful in understanding and addressing some issues. Here's the blurb from Good Reads:

Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence.
Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children.

Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.

Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy—and a way to reclaim lives

The (very short) premise is that traumatic stuff that happens to you can leave a 'physical imprint' on you, and affect your life even if you have no conscious knowledge of the event(s).

Here's a (non-Amazon) link to the book, if you're interested:
The Body Keeps The Score

septicman142 karma

Opening a porthole for some fresh air whilst submerged?