Guest Chris Pauling said that in the following week she found herself using coping strategies that Kylie taught them.
“Not understanding the brain like a brain surgeon but understanding the concept of us being hyper alert and where that comes from,” Chris said.
Chris had been invited to come along with her daughter-in-law and although she didn’t know what to expect she was pleasantly surprised.
“We were welcomed by the most beautiful ladies and a little gift bag and blanket to keep us warm.” – Chris Pauling
Chris said the event hadn’t been about the fires but how they were all feeling about it, the weekend overall made her feel embraced.
“It was light, embracing, Kylie who ran it, what an angel, she cried as much as we did.”
Since coming home Chris has taken breaks to sit in the moment and practice the coping strategies which she finds very helpful, she was also able to pass on those skills to her family.
“One of my grandchildren was in a bad way on the weekend and my daughter in law and I were both able to explain to him ‘this is where you’re at honey, it’s okay, it’s okay and we’ll be okay’.”