Gateway to a Deeper Understanding

Originally published on September 20th, 2019 at The Repatterning Journal, a project and publication of the Repatterning Practitioner Association:

Repatterning Journal

Sport has always been an important part of my life, and yet, in recent years, it has fallen by the wayside. I used to think this was because life with small children was just too busy, not to mention the difficulty I faced with communicating in a foreign language. Recently though I have come to the conclusion that it’s actually something else entirely.

My passion has always been for volleyball. I spent most of my adolescence hoping for the opportunity to play and signing up for the volleyball club was practically the first thing I did when I got to university. In fact, my husband and I met on the volleyball court. But in the last few years, he has had to abandon the sport for something less taxing on his shoulders – enter badminton, a sport he now plays extremely well, which he’s spent several years encouraging me to…

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Releasing Trauma on June 16th

Originally published on June 8th, 2018 at the World Peace Hologram, a project and publication of the Repatterning Practitioner Association:

World Peace Hologram

Have you noticed how much trauma there is in the news? There are volcanoes erupting, wars, struggles against oppression, demonstrations, immigrants risking their lives to flee dangers at home, children separated from their parents, kidnapped, people assaulted, raped… Each one of those things (and many more besides!) causes trauma and, if we put them all together, we can safely conclude, I think, that there are a huge number of people living with trauma today.

I read somewhere once that the effects of war linger in a population for three generations after its end. And I find myself wondering, could that explain the current situation in Palestine? The genocide against the Jews in Europe left deep scars and trauma. The victims have now become the perpetrators. It is a common pattern. People like R. Kelly, who were sexually abused as children, sexually abuse others as adults.

Yet equally common is the…

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Perspectives on Resonating with Respect and Value for Women [Article]

Originally published on October 23rd, 2016 at the World Peace Hologram, a project and publication of the Repatterning Practitioner Association:

World Peace Hologram

The recording of Donald Trump’s demeaning comments about women and open bragging of sexual assault has outraged many, not only because such a man is running for president, but also because so many people continue to support him in spite of his conduct. But beyond the actions of one man, the bigger issue that has been highlighted so effectively is the pervasive lack of respect and valuing of women in our society, which is so widespread, in fact, that many people don’t recognise it for what it is.

Perceptions have been shifting for years now, moving away from the strict gender roles men and women have been expected to adhere to in the past, but this has come about as a result of a long struggle by many women, who have worked hard and tirelessly to get the rights we have today. In the USA, for example, women couldn’t serve…

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