Mexico has been labelled the most dangerous country in the world. In Acapulco, Mexico there are 142.88 homicides per 100,000 people; compared to Cape Town, South Africa with 46.06 homicides per 100,000 people. Mexico has the eight most dangerous cities in the world. This is a breakdown discussion about living in one of the most unforgiving parts of the world and the trauma impact it has on the people of Mexico.
Mexico has the world’s most wanted Mafioso: a. Process of social breakdown; b. Collapse of the psyche by damage to the social fabric; c. Economic impact for the country
The function of the human brain during a traumatic event (biological): a. Speed at which brain processes information; b. Speed altered by trauma; c. Mental gaps; d. Information retrieved- how; e. Differentiate memory and experience; f. Brain function altered by trauma features; g. the story is altered
Psychic apparatus function during the traumatic event: a. Unconscious – timeless; b. Defence mechanisms; c. “automatic lethargy”- the concept; d. Differentiate between memory and emotion
Psycho-Theology of the victim: a. Definition, in 2 senses; b. Belief system collapse; c. Divinity, justice; d. “Death wish “syndrome; e. Ethical and moral limits; f. Denial of helplessness – a dilemma
A trauma resolution approach: a. Retrieving the real story; b. separating the emotion and the memory; c. Generating a new history of the event (the true one); d. Training the brain to repair itself (biological); e. The impact bias; f. Psychological immune system and how to use it? g. The paradigm of free will
Avoiding permanent damage from trauma: a. Correcting the experience simulator; b. New defences; c. Avoiding helplessness; d. Adjusting the impact bias; e. Learning to generate a happy life; f. Synthetic happiness; g. Creating a new story; f. Heroes in waiting- using the survival of the event