Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and Their Allies

Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and Their Allies

by Pattrice Jones



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590561034
Publisher: Lantern Books NY
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: Flashpoint Ser.
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
User's Guide     xi
Geography     1
Preface     3
Our Animal Emotions     14
Our Bodies, Our Selves     16
Adaptive Affects     23
Atmospheric Pressure     33
Talking Animals     36
High-Risk Activists     40
Who We Are     43
What Has Been Done to Us     49
What We Have Seen     58
What We Need     60
Geology     63
Aftershock     65
Post-traumatic Stress     69
Depression     85
Special Features of Aftershock     90
Rescue     96
Sanctuary     96
Memory and Mourning     99
Connection     104
Making Peace     110
Action against Fracture     114
Tips for Activists     116
Tips for Comrades and Other Allies     134
Tips for Organizations     138
Tips for Movements     146
Tips for Counselors and Therapists     149
Tips for Communities     164
Ecology     167
Trauma Culture     169
Overview     169
Causes and Consequences     174
Rescue     183
Truth Against Terror     190
Animals Are Us     193
We Are In and Of the World     202
We Are Not Alone     208
Afterword     212
Notes     215
References     237
Index     251

What People are Saying About This

Jeffrey Luers

Pattrice Jones sets the stage to begin healing the trauma associated with not just resisting oppression and injustice, but having to experience it. She offers real steps toward recognizing and correcting the problems facing humans, our planet and our animal relations. This book is a light in the dark for those of us who have dared to challenge the status quo. (Jeffrey "Free" Luers, Imprisoned Eco-Activist)

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