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CBC speaks to Alyson Quinn, the founder of the "Trauma Informed Practice Institute" in Vancouver, about the situation on the downtown eastside.

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Feelings: To feel all your feelings, to acknowledge them, to reflect on them, and to release them is your path to wholeness. It is how you grow and reclaim all of your humanity, residing patiently in your soul.

Fear: Fear invites us to be small and contracted and to give in to it completely. By doing the very thing that scares us the most, we give fear the boot and drain its toxic ooze.

Perseverance: Perseverance stays steady. It says it is in it for the long haul. It has held determination’s hand from birth, and between them they aim for greatness in all that they do.

Uncertainty: Uncertainty is our middle name, much as we would deny it. How can it be otherwise? Who we are, where are we going and what we will be when we get there is all a mystery.

Patience: Patience is determined to bring out the best in us. It is the inexorably slow, unfolding rhythm that makes our final form breathtaking in all its beauty.

Sadness: Sadness begs for attention. It is a great teacher if we let it guide us throughout our lives. It is tired of being pushed away, unacknowledged; it wants full expression, and it wants it today.

Hope: It is as if our heart is attached to butterfly’s wings, lifting and alighting us, taking us into the ether where hope builds on more hope.

Determination: Determination is an arrow thrown into the future with the will and desire to follow its path to glory.

Alyson Quinn, Reclaim Your Soul: Your Path to Healing, 2014


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