Unfocused and forgetting things? I want to be fully here again!

Psychoeducational Booklet-Series “Trauma Surviving and Hope” by the NOW Working Group Trauma Surviving


We all know injuries of the body: bruises after being hit, burns when our skin has come in touch with something too hot, cuts when something sharp or spiky has hit our skin…

In the same way the body can suffer from injuries, the soul can also be injured. Injuries of the body can be seen. Emotional injuries are invisible and therefore much harder to understand: for the injured person and for others, too. This story is about such an emotional wound. It also offers ideas about what you can try out to feel better again.

Do you sometimes feel your head is so full and you can’t concentrate? Or that you don’t remember stuff? As you will see later on, you are not alone! We hope you’re going to like the story!


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Arabic / العَرَبِيَّة‎

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Kurdish Sorani / سۆرانی

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Further issues

Do you need help?

It’s not easy to go back to a normal life after difficult experiences such as violence in a foreign place or even in your own family, in war or on the move. Many things are different now, and sometimes you are not even sure about yourself anymore.

Sometimes, you are feeling unwell, without knowing exactly why. In these times, it is good if someone is there to listen, understand and help. These can be family members and friends. When there are major problems, it is good to also see doctors, healers, or psychologists, psychotherapists or psychological counsellors.

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General Concept

In several stories we talk about problems after emotional injuries – about sleeplessness, anxiety, anger, feeling aggressive or sad, grief, difficulties remembering things and concentrating, distressing memories. We also offer suggestions about what could help.

The first edition was published on the occasion of the 5th International Mayors’ Conference NOW, 29 – 30 January 2018, in Vienna, Austria. It was conceived and realised by the NOW Working Group Trauma Surviving, an interdisciplinary and international group of experts in the field of trauma survival. To reach as many traumatised children as possible we are looking for partners interested in distributing the printed edition of this booklet available in four languages: English, German, Arabic, Farsi-Dari.

For further information please get in touch with office[at]act-n-o-w.com