The events of the last six months in Belarus have left many scars on our "collective body". The body remembers everything, the body does not forget. The body is in shock, the body shrinks, freezes, kicks, runs, refuses to move. The body cannot relax, the body spasms, the body goes numb. We lose meaning, we become hypervigilant and reactive, we may experience painful "flashbacks," we may cry bitterly, we may get angry, we may feel trapped, we may lose sleep and appetite, enjoy familiar things, work, relationships. We may feel misunderstood, mute, humiliated. We may feel helpless and out of control, and unable to turn for support and resources, even if they are available.