Letter From The President

Dear colleagues around the world, and especially in Europe.

Summer is about to say goodbye, and we are probably all back into our offices, having all our patients back in therapy.

I hope you have had time to relax and to follow up on your passions. Passions are helping us to have this so important work-life balance. And they help to be highly motivated to continue working with all our patients.

Some of you might have been involved in helping people who were victims of the various terrorist attacks that struck Europe this summer. How good to know you are out there helping quickly and professionally.

Well, imagine every patient you follow will have his or her life improved, by learning how to manage their emotions, how to handle parts, how to face traumatic memories. So imagine thanks to your help every patient will improve significantly. That’s a good thought, isn’t it?

Imagine, all the patients, living for today…

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am sure you already joined me.

Well imagine, if there is less violence, because of the work in the field of trauma you are doing. Patients are less stressed, less disturbed, less accepting of the violence that they still are experiencing. They are able to raise and stand up, to defend themselves and to set limits. Imagine all the patients, living life in peace… You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am sure you already joined me. Well imagine you are able to share your knowledge about trauma and dissociation, attending all the trainings, conferences, workshops you follow or teach. How important this work is, to continue and spread knowledge about trauma and dissociation, one of the aims of ESTD. Not only patients, but policemen, lawyers, journalists, medical doctors, and more globally, everyone should be informed about violence and its impact on (not only) human beings. This will also be supported by the new European Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, which most of you supported and will become a reality in 2017.

Imagine all the people, sharing all the world. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am sure you already joined me.

Thanks for joining!

Eva Zimmermann

ESTD President

 

From ESTD Newsletter Volume 5, Number 3, September 2016

http://estd.org/content/newsletter-2016-vol5-number-3-september

 

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