We are learning new ways of doing things that used to be a bit simpler and many of us are being forced to look at the past in order to understand the present.
In doing so, several adults find that the root of their stress and failures lies somewhere far back in their past. Be it a bad habit that was learned, a traumatic event they never recovered from, or mis-information they have carried with them their whole lives, the truth is many of us are struggling more with what was rather than with what is, and that is the culprit of walls of growth we have built in our lives.
It is rare that we stop and think about our behaviors before we react to a sudden, unexpected situation but it is standard that our pre-set response is directly tied to something that we have experienced in the past.
Clearing out these implanted thoughts and knee-jerk reactions is essential to moving on to the next level in life and keeping up the energy required to get through the rough spots.
One of the largest segments of our population that struggles with held-in emotional stress is our Veteran soldiers who are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
The images and stresses of combat on the body are grossly under-addressed and can leave a person unable to fully rest, re-acclimate, and live a normal life ever again.
“One of the most frequent comments I hear from veterans is that the civilian population cannot understand just how bad it is,” said Bridgette Bryant, candidate for Nevada State Assembly. “We are not able to sympathize because we have not had the same situation.”
Bryant believes that many people, not just veterans, have had to deal with the after effects of traumatic events, painful physical experiences and/or childhood abuse.
“So many people have had abusive experiences as children but we never talk about it so it stays locked up and takes with it a portion of our energy,” said Bryant. “It’s the thing that keeps us blocked from happiness and unable to live our lives the way we really want to.”
In order to be a catalyst that helps start the release of some these painful experiences, Bryant is holding a fundraiser in honor of veterans and those who have suffered from emotionally or sexually abusive childhood experiences.
“I want to say something about it and wake people up to the fact that they have to let this stuff go before they can really begin to see the successes they want to see in life,” Bryant said.
The event is called Laugh Your Life Back and will be held on October 28 in Lake Las Vegas. Veterans business directory VA Knows, Family and Childhood Treatment of Southern Nevada, Tickle Me Entertainment, and the campaign to elect Bridgette Bryant to Nevada State Assembly are joining forces to put on the event. For ticket information and details, go to www.voteforbryant.com/