Welcome to day 16 of #write28days! My topic is Nervous System Regulation and trauma recovery, and today’s focus word in the #write28days community is “lonesome.”
Logically, I know that I am “in Christ” and so therefore never really alone. Not to mention the great cloud of witnesses. But let’s talk for a minute about the heart. All the logic in the world does not make me feel close to God. I have heard this can be due to my attachment trauma, and I believe it. (For a great podcast on this see episode 86 of the podcast The Place We Find Ourselves…and as an aside all the other episodes are great too. 🙂 )
With this and the sickness and exhaustion that comes with chronic illness making it difficult to make and keep friends, I know I’m not alone (heh heh) in feeling lonely. I’m going to use today’s topic to share some of the brain retraining programs I have heard of, because most of them contain forums or Facebook groups of the participants. There you can meet people going through the same things you are, and hopefully find some friends of the heart.
The first is Primal Trust. I am in this one currently, and from what I see it is very comprehensive. They have multiple weekly zoom meetings on several topics, a forum where you can ask questions, and Signal app groups of users that discuss the group topics and meet through zoom as well. It is not Christian based and there are a few things that don’t jive with what I believe. They are for the most part tangential to the main program. But there is a concurrent Signal group of Christian Primal Trust members that meet to talk about using the program in a way that works for them. Primal Trust teaches both what they call top down and bottom up brain retraining and trauma resolving practices. (Please see link for explanation.)
I have not used the rest of the programs I am about to list, so I can not speak to their usefulness or contents. I will simply list them. If you know more about them I’d love to hear your experience in the comments!
Do you know of any other good programs? Please let me know in the comments!