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    Trauma Trails Book of the week 

    TRAUMA TRAILS: RECREATING SONG LINES

    The Transgenerational Effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia

    Judy Atkinson

    I was running a workshop in the Kimberleys, and in the circle a woman began to speak from a place of deep pain and despair. She described herself as bad, dirty, ugly, words she had taken into herself from childhood experiences of abuse. I lent forward and sang her a song. 'How could anyone ever tell you, you are anything less than beautiful?' While sitting with her, as the words settled into her soul, another woman said to the circle: you are re-creating song lines - from trauma trails. I was honoured by this description of my work.

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