What worries me about yesterday’s act of mass murder #TorontoAttack

There’s an old meme that comes to mind as I type. It describes a new atrocity with the …. don’t jump to conclusions … and …. follows it with “…. the Muslim did it” Part of me truly wishes the Muslim had done it.  Shocking I know, but breath and let me explain. We understand extreme ideologies and let’s be clear acts of violence like this done for ideological reasons are not done by run of the mill devotees but those that have been radicalized.  The great advantage we have over this type of terror is that we for the most part can with enough money and focus dig out those radical factors, watch them and stop them. Over the last three years I have become more and more concerned about the disenfranchised of our society.  Western society.  When I see posts like “My son is a future rapist” or…

Dealing with the trauma of the #TorontoAttack

For most of my life I have had an irrational fear of smells, sounds, things and touch which my brain had stored away as “warning signs” that bad stuff was about to happen.  EMDR unlocked pandora box after pandora box of stacked horrors neatly stored behind the walls that my brain and body had carefully crafted to keep me alive.  This is what we refer to as Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My earliest trauma that we could access was my mother using, the vehicle I was in, as a weapon. For those of you who have been part of or witness to this appalling horror in Toronto where an unhinged human used his van as a weapon, I can only help by providing you with the tools, the experience and the ways to fight back that I have learnt. ANGER & RAGE If you are a cop, a firefighter…