Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Expert On Collective Consciousness
Dr. Mindy Fullilove On Why We’ve Felt Lost Since The Election:
I talk about the traumatic stress reaction to the loss of all or part of one’s emotional ecosystem, what I call root shock. It’s a term I took from gardeners, and refers to when you yank a plant out of the ground and destroy its ecosystem. Those plants have trouble surviving when they are moved to another place. For those of us who thought we were building a multicultural America, a Mash-Up America, that dream has been ripped away from us. What we’re experiencing is a traumatic stress reaction to the loss of our dream of what America could be as a place people could live together peacefully.