In 1900 a herd of charging buffalo would have made our great grand-parents run frantically for shelter. Yet now we are daily surrounded by hundreds of 2-ton speeding cars. Traffic is just one of a hundred systems in which we are immersed that we take for granted. Our developmental capabilities are being eclipsed. Rapidly increasing numbers of us regularly try to cope with sadness, anxiety, lethargy, rapid thoughts, shaking, persistent fear, confusion, an inability to concentrate, and/or psychosis. We expect ourselves to process and handle nearly endless sensory and narrative stimuli. And if we can’t keep up, our collective societal beliefs and systems allow for the shame-laden threat of becoming destitute or stigmatized societal outcasts.
Kent Weishaus has presented in various on-line forums - here are the links: