Workplace PTSD

 (Posted by Cathy DuBois) In this final Blog of the series on our search for living in a more conscious way, I wrap up this new agenda being pawned off on workers that, if allowed, will not only cause deep trauma but many other problems that have “unintended consequences.” Please read my short prior Blogs to catch-up with this timely and fascinating discussion.  Since becoming more conscious means that we are noticing how we live, who we can trust, and how we have been affected by our choices, we need to understand this topic more deeply, because if we cannot identify a problem we have no hope of solving it. 

   In a recent article “5 Ways to Promote Work Life Integration Among Your Employees” written by Staci Shepherd  for Employers and Managers, I found many reasons to be wary of the hidden agenda. Read my Blog #10 in this series for her introduction and article link.

   In my summation of this article by Ms. Shepherd I would like to thank her for her insight about the need to merge all parts of ourselves to be fully conscious.  She also has identified herself as a proponent of Bill Gates and Harvard University.  These two entities have been and still are working very hard to replace humans with machines. Her article brings this specter up in every paragraph. She may not realize it but it is still present.  The companies who could attempt this are the ones who do a lot of repetitive work. It would not work in more creative environments.

   My answer to her article is that we do not want to be robots. We do not want to be confused with them, all cell phones to the ear to the contrary.  We don’t really want to work, so if Gates and Harvard can get robots to do it all and leave us to find our bliss that would be wonderful.

   Her “5 Ways to Promote Work-Life Balance” is for dummies. Or wanna be robots.  Some of her suggestions are actually illegal.  Workers have fought for over 100 years to achieve the amount of freedom and security they now have at work. 40 hour work weeks and time off with pay are two of those things. One would have to be a dummy to think of throwing that away on some vague and undefined promise. If you give up your choices and independence to separate work and home life you get what?  No choices! Just work and more work.  Corporate America could not pass up such a awesome deal at this time.

   People are not treated fairly or equally in the workforce, generally.  To assume this plan of hers would just make it all better is absurd. What it would do is create lots of mental illness, dysfunction and too many family related hardships to mention.  Health Insurance Premiums would go through the roof and time off for recovery would escalate. People would seek work elsewhere to preserve their marriages and working single parents would probably not even get hired.

    As I have spent years teaching about boundaries, I can tell you that to work like she thinks is best would be hell on earth for most people.  If you want to be a robot, go for it.  But please, don’t promote it to the rest of us as work-life integration.  One needs only to be integrated with Source/Higher Self.

    Thank you for sharing this interesting discussion with me. Stay tuned for my next series on how to deal with PTSD and other mental and emotional issues successfully.  Don’t miss it as it will be an interesting and timely discussion. Be sure and sign up with your email so you don’t miss a thing. 

   When you become conscious that this is actually a process and not a destination, each new revelation will be a challenge and not be so hard to process. If you would like me to help you navigate this passage you are making, please contact me and we can start a dialog.

    If this is new to you, get educated.  But you better hurry up. If you need guidance to navigate through all of the psycho – behavior that you may run into, email me at  I can share links and websites I believe in and follow. I am available to teach you about boundaries and give you some life-skills to help you cope.  Don’t allow disrespectful people to control your life’s path.

    New energies are now flooding Gaia, our beautiful planet. They are also blessing us with the ability to quickly go beyond all that has been holding us back IF that is where we want to go. So please decide you want to be free to live in peace and contribute your love and light to all.

     Please feel free to share this original work with others as it is written.

Thank you.

Author Notes:  Cathy DuBois is a healer, teacher, coach and Dr. of Clinical Hypnotherapy.

She is a published author and seeker of truth.  Visit her website at