EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

LIVING THROUGH FAMINE OR DROUGHT



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NOTES:

Droughts (periods of extended dryness) and famine (prolonged scarcity of food) are very different things that often go hand in hand. The duration of famines and droughts can vary; they can last anywhere from weeks to years. But while longer events are more catastrophic, living through even a short period of time without sufficient food or water can be traumatic.


EXAMPLES:
There are many causes for drought and famine, including…
The pollution of a community’s only water supply
The damming of a distant river or lake that reduces a community’s access to water
Deforestation
Meteorological changes
A large number of people moving to a region that an existing water or food supply can’t support
An illness or blight that destroys livestock or crops in an area
A war that depletes a country’s food supply, leading to restrictions and sanctions
A corrupt government or ruling regime that purposely withholds food from its people

WOUND CATEGORY:
Injustice and Hardship, Traumatic Events

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

physiological needs, safety and security, self-actualization


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They can’t count on anyone but themselves
They failed their loved ones by not providing adequately for them
The Have-Nots will always be at the mercy of the Haves
Survival is all that matters

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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