Today we had Women’s workshop… There were ten of us, including two men and an online participant. The topic was “Rescue Tools.” This is a workshop where we analyze ourselves and share with others the tools, relationships, things, spaces, etc. that we use to overcome crises and maintain peace in difficult times, anxious times, troubled times, etc.
What was interesting about the participants’ narratives was that when they were extremely depressed, they survived by searching for ways to die, or by escaping the pain of the moment by getting addicted to grotesque and pornographic websites.
There is no place for them to rest in the common sense world, and only the insane and abnormal stimuli can release them from their conflicts. I guess they are in such an on-edge psychological state. And when you find a place where you can talk about it, a place that accepts such talk, it’s a wonder that you don’t need to depend on that abnormal world anymore.
Originally posted on April 28, 2021
English text translated with DeepL (Japanese to English) and checked by Mina.