On trauma

Author/s Leonardo Vittorio Arena
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/1
Language Italian Pages 6 P. 47-52 File size 216 KB
DOI 10.3280/IJM2016-001005
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The trauma of our wife’s death may be the hardest one to bear. We cannot delete the effects of it from our minds, but only try to work through the trauma, as Zhuangzi, a Taoist master, can do, through the description of his experience. The process is not intellectual or rational, but rather the fruit of some insights, that meditation allows to get. There is a strategy that we can follow to live together with the trauma, as it were; in fact, being a mind dynamic, the trauma is to return to us from time to time.

Keywords: Trauma, Chinese philosophy, Zhuangzi, Taoism, strategy, insight, meditation.

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Leonardo Vittorio Arena, Sul trauma in "INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRAUMA STUDIES" 1/2016, pp 47-52, DOI: 10.3280/IJM2016-001005