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From Trauma to Happiness Cities Besieged by Trauma: psychological approach, biology and psycho theology of the treatment of post-traumatic stress caused by kidnapping, rape and organised crime

From Trauma to Happiness Cities Besieged by Trauma: psychological approach, biology and psycho theology of the treatment of post-traumatic stress caused by kidnapping, rape and organised crime

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.

Topics Discussed:

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

Speakers: Victor O'Valle