EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

LIVING THROUGH CIVIL UNREST



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NOTES:
Civil unrest is described as disorder caused by a group of people who are often politically or socially motivated. It runs the gamut from small-duration violent protests to larger-scale riots, destruction, and vigilante justice. This kind of atmosphere, when prolonged, can result in societal breakdowns that affect others in the region, the results of which can include…

EXAMPLES:
Shortages of necessary items, such as food, water, and fuel
Threats to public safety
Riots and increased crime
Infringed freedoms (enforced curfews, illegal home searches, confiscation of personal items, etc.)
Destruction of property
The cessation of necessary services like schooling, medical services, postal delivery, garbage collection, cellular service, and public transportation
The discontinuation of commonplace public utilities, such as electricity and gas

WOUND CATEGORY:
Injustice and Hardship, Traumatic Events

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

physiological needs, safety and security


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They should have seen it coming
The law doesn’t apply to them
They can only trust and rely on themselves
They will never recover from what happened
Safety is an illusion
Even when life is unjust, it’s better to not make waves and do as you're told
Underneath the surface, everyone is violent

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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POSSIBLE RESPONSES AND RESULTS:
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POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THAT MAY RESULT:
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NEGATIVE TRAITS THAT MAY RESULT:
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TRIGGERS THAT MIGHT AGGRAVATE THIS WOUND:
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STEPS TOWARD HEALING:
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OPPORTUNITIES TO FACE OR OVERCOME THIS WOUND:
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