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On trauma
Author/s: Leonardo Vittorio Arena 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  6 Pg. 47-52 FullText PDF:  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, On trauma in "INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRAUMA STUDIES" 1/2016, pp. 47-52, DOI:10.3280/IJM2016-001005


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