The concept of Collective Efficacy posits that together we can make meaningful change in our community, whether or not we agree on everything. Working together, anything is possible. Our 2023 Ministry Newsletter series features this concept front and center.
What we have collectively experienced in our international sangat mirrors the model of what occurs when an individual undergoes the disruption and dysregulation of a traumatic event. To address this, in the four issues of the newsletter we will share with our readers the progressive arc of the resolution of trauma.
In our February issue, Ministers shared tools for stabilization of oneself that they have found helpful following our community trauma that began in 2020. The May issue speaks to the phase in the arc of trauma resolution that focuses on re-establishing internal self-regulation and regaining a sense of safety, calmness and receptivity.
Our authors for this issue were asked to reflect on the following questions:
Following a traumatic event, who or what has provided you with protection and safety? What tools have you found useful in re-establishing-regulation for yourself and others? Where do you find a safe harbor in these times of challenge? How do you tune in to your own intuition?