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“We can’t call 911, we are 911!”
“They will not understand what I have gone through!”
“Why should I say anything if they don’t ask about it!”
“I have no where to turn to!”
“Perhaps it is better for me to disappear from the grid.”
If I, in the past 10 years, had gotten a quarter for each time I heard “I am doing fine”, I would be a millionaire by now! But that is not what psychological and peer support is about. In my opinion, it is about respecting people, their thoughts, ideas, emotions and experiences. It is about knowing that you can call your confidant at 2 O’clock in the morning and actually hearing him/her answering your call, for instance. (let’s try not to let it get that far)
Trauma and (C)PTSD can hit anyone and can activate someone’s darkest behaviors and language as well as it is letting someone look into the abyss of their own psyche. The behaviours accompanied with these trauma’s are confusing too many therapists still because A) they are still working with the written words of old-fashion textbooks and B) they have never ride with you or your colleagues. Meaning, they will diagnose you too quickly with ‘being a danger for yourself and others’ without knowing the details of what is happening out there.
Although not everyone is voicing their emotions and/or thoughts in such a strong manner (cursing or using dark humor), with a peer focused mindset this way of speaking up the mind is a perfectly normal reaction of e.g. a pent-up frustration.
I believe in working with someone’s strongest skills in order to build them up and make them smile. I don’t believe in taking away those resorts that make people feel safe and secure what in turn make them feel small and insecure. Simply in order to impose a therapy that does not even come close to the person sitting in front of you talking about their experiences.
For the therapists, (psycho) psychologists and psychiatrists out there…did I addressed your thinking? Good! Take that powerful energy you are feeling right now, convert it into a positive energy and apply it to your approach towards those who are sitting across from you. Because, most of the times, the behaviours you see are the effects of an underlying problem that has become a habit over time.
The Next Truth is working around the clock to find you the most mind dazzling, fascinating, creepiest and awe-inspiring stories, theories and research. All from a scientific point of view.
Stay tuned as The Next Truth is building her library for you.[Top]
After a brief period of not broadcasting any Podcasts, The Next Truth is starting to build up a library again. Podcasts which are discussing the most amazing stories, mind dazzling theories and, out-of-the-box questions.
Do you have a story and/or theory that should reach the general public and/or young people? Drop me a message via email, FB or LinkedIn and see if your topic is fitting the philosophy of The Next Truth.
By Maria Anna van Driel
“There you are, nervously waiting for the journalists to step on your terrain, to invade your work-space and maybe even jump into the darkest corners of your private life. Then they arrive … looking like a pack of hungry wolves, armed with all kind of terrible questions, looking you straight in the eye and impenetrable in what they really think. Microphones and cameras are being unpacked and put into position, and not only the gazing eyes of the cameras are aimed at you…also the strict looks of the Journalist, camera-man and those of the whole world…are aimed directly at you!”
Okay, that scenario would scare the BLEEP out of me too. But we know that you are feeling a bit uncomfortable … nervous and maybe thinking; “Oh my god, they are going to misrepresent everything I say, rip me apart before I am truly death and in the process my research findings!”
As an investigative science journalist I have to say, YES…I am armed with the most diverse questions…which I WILL ask you! YES…I will lay your personality under a magnifying glass, because the general public is eager to know you and the research you are conducting. But NO, I am neither going to rip you nor your research findings to pieces.
Clinically speaking, the aim of a science journalist is not to obstruct the communication bridge but to render very detailed, specific, and often jargon-laden information provided by scientists into a form that non-scientists can understand and appreciate while still communicating the information accurately.
Science journalists are making sure that your ideas are accessible to the general public which is not the same as dumbing it down. Instead, as Einstein said, “Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler.”
Words have power, words are power, words can be your power!
You can inspire a nation and invite people into the wonderland of science.
Ladies and gentlemen, let us make that our goal for 2021 because the world needs you…badly.[Top]
WOW!…This unbelievable! The Nov/Dec 2020 edition of ”Young People Science” is marking her one year anniversary! In order to celebrate this festive moment The Next Truth has uploaded the FREE PDF via the website for you to download and read all about “The Magical Laws of Chemistry”.
This month’s edition is packed with many goofy animals, fun facts, puzzles, fascinating in-depth articles and stories written by super duper cool and friendly scientists and citizen scientists who are explaining their field of work for you to wrap your mind around and to become waaaay smarter than you teachers and parents!
* Questions you have been walking around with for years? The Next Truth provides an answer! Email your questions to; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Journalism… what is it? We tend to think that this profession speaks only of releasing the latest news on scientific research conducted, Wallstreet updates, war activities in foreign countries, among others, in written articles and/or TV-broadcasts.
Even though these news releases are a perfect information source for us to know what is happening in the world, they do contain a certain sound of distance. I mean, when we are listening to, for instance, a scientist speaking of his or her latest findings, our minds are sliding in an almost hyper-state and starts to make overtime as it is trying to wrap itself around the complex content and the myriad professional terms these conversations and explanations contain.
Now, how many of you think in that moment, “Pffft, this is beyond my understanding” find it all tremendously dull and zap to a different channel?
With all due respect for my colleague journalists, but I think this effect is spawning from writing, or presenting, these awesome and awe-inspiring theories from a point of view that is too technological, too static. Yes, the articles written by scientists and citizen scientists are important releases for sure but the author(s) of these articles are equally important. And here is where The Next Truth differs from well-known journalism.
Who are these scientists? What influenced them to step into their field of research and… where is their research going to lead for them and for us?
Stay tuned as The Next Truth is in the process of conducting interviews which will be broadcasted as podcasts and contain their personal stories.[Top]
Like all things in our world, they start small almost like a microscopic idea of nature itself. And with these myriad of microscopic evolutions incredible ideas are brought to live what has resulted, and is still resulting, in most amazing achievements!
Over the years I learned that many people are extremely hungry for absorbing the knowledge and the mind boggling complexity of the research conducted at universities and scientific institutes. Unfortunately, there are people who seem to think and work in the safe surroundings of what is already known and/or speak from written in text-books. Pseudoscience! It is utterly nonsense and b*llsh*t! Nothing more then superficial and meaningless words, gibberish talk! …are statements that are then uttered very easily, without any thought. But is that really fact? Are any new ideas and/or theories coming from challenging ‘known’ or ‘accepted’ knowledge really hypothetical nonsense?
Life is a cruel system, is it not? Or should I say society is? You work hard…really hard…for days, weeks, months… you put all your energy in your field and/or lab research, your calculations, or in finding the perfect words for your essay, thesis, book, article. During this period you slowly start to see a fabulous outcome. Yes…you are going to ace this for sure! Proudly you present the results of your hard work and then…reality kicks in. People say your calculations are gibberish, you have researched in the wrong direction and your book does not contain understandable grammar. SH*T!
Now you can throw all your notes out of the window from the highest building you can find and crawl into a deep and dark cellar hiding yourself from the world…getting consumed by this terrible feeling of disappointment. Okay, this sh*tty feeling is understandable but do really think you have failed? No, you did not!
And this determination and perseverance the world renowned contributors of The Next Truth are showing is what fires me up…time and time again! These people dare to challenge anything new, people who look into the world and say; “I believe in myself and I am not giving up!”
Yes… I am of the opinion that it is critical, absolutely critical, that our scientists and citizen scientists have to feel comfortable to undertake their work, to explore unconventional or controversial topics. They must be free to challenge the thinking of the day and to feel free to present uncomfortable or inconvenient truths, because THAT is how scientists push boundaries and pushing boundaries is, after all, what science is all about.[Top]
Three super announcements of which I am proud to share with you all…
1) The issue of March is available via MagCloud but I have to put out a WARNING in advance. Some of the articles contain, for some people, a disturbing content and shocking photographs!
2) Dr. Hendra Kesuma, who was a speaker at the “Aerospace Europe Conference 2020” in France this month, distributed The Next Truth during this conference by handing over his French, Japanese and Canadian colleagues a copy of the January 2020 issue. WOW!
I am truly feeling honored that The Next Truth has gained this much attention. Thank you so much Dr. Kesuma for all the efforts made and I hope that new collaborations will result from this conference.
3) The website of The Next Truth has undergone some adjustments. For instance, the banner has changed and the new page “What is our goal” has been added. http://nexttruth.com[Top]