I am sharing this inspiring talk by Norah Casey, which took place as part of TEDxGalway.
Galway is a city in the west of Ireland, lying between the Lough Corrib and the Atlantic, in Connemara; a region of stunning scenic grandeur dominated by the rocky mountain range known as the Twelve Bens. Galway town is famous for its cobble-stoned streets that transport you back in time to Medieval Ireland. It is a destination for many who want to refresh their flagging spirits in a beautiful and inspiring setting.
Nora Casey speaks for herself in this inspirational talk on Grief.
Just as a dopamine crash plays a big part in the desperation of grief, it is the same concept that affects anyone who has experienced and escaped from emotional abuse. Withdrawal and grieving occur when an emotionally abusive relationship ends. Your body and brain go into shock. The person who is physically dependent upon a ‘substance; ( case of emotional abuse; the partner who feeds you the addiction) crashes and finds it impossible to recover from the suffering; looking back mournfully, wishing they could recreate those heady days of early romance. At this point it’s as if the body and the brain are “screaming out” for the substance ( the partner) on which they have come to rely. The DRIVE of addiction has kicked in, and the brain actually “believes” that your use (lost partner) is key to survival. This belief keeps the griever, at the moment and what you need is motion.
Please do me a favor and watch this Video and stick with it to the very end. It’s worth it.
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