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    edferrigan
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    As a newbie Im trying to change the line spacing in the “quote” in the middle of this text that Ive highlighted in Bold. Right now it’s way too wide. Here is the code. Can someone tell me what needs to be embedded to decrease the line width? I went online to W3Schools but was not successful figuring out what is needed here. Thanks

    <p>
    No one is immune to often horrific experiences life can dish out. Our bodies come equipped with a sophisticated internal
    mechanism that manages our response to danger but it often falls short as we feel the events effects many years later. Research
    in neuroscience tells us that the brainstem is responsible for this “fight, flight, freeze response” that happens instantaneously
    when our perceptions indicate danger. Nearly 40 years ago a researcher named Dr. Peter Levine studied these patterns in nature
    and discovered that a wild animals response to traumatic events is slightly different than humans. If an animal survives
    a life threatening response its body will shake for a period of time and thereafter show no trauma signs or symptoms.
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    width=”195″ height=”146″ />
    </p>
    <p>
    Humans, as it turns out, respond differently by overriding this natural impulse. While our intention is to protect ourselves
    from the sense of helplessness, horror or pain, what results is an incomplete response that becomes locked in the body and
    can haunt us unknowingly for the remainder of our lives. To make matters worse there is often an unconscious fixation to
    “re-enact” original traumas in order to complete them, this is one of our bodies natural tools to maintain internal harmony.
    </p>
    <p>
    Noted trauma authority and author Bessel van der Kolk has written,”… re-living trauma often occurs in the form of physical
    sensations that precipitate emotions of terror and helplessness. Learning how to manage and release these physical sensations
    from trauma-based emotions is an essential aspect of the effective treatment of PTSD.”
    </p>
    <p>
    The effects of trauma are now being implicated in many of the emotional issues and body diseases we see in ourselves and
    friends. Traumatic experiences can produce feelings of numbness, anxiety, depression, despair, hopelessness, sexual dysfunction, compulsive
    or aggressive behaviors, sleep disorders, guilt, shame, reoccurring anger, as well as limit ability to stay focused and present. As
    you might imagine the real cost is the damage caused to our most intimate relationships.
    </p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>
    <span style=”font-size: 22px;”>
    <em>
    <span style=”font-size: 32px; color: #ff9900;”>

    </span>
    As you might imagine the real cost is the damage
    </em>
    </span>
    </p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>
    <span style=”font-size: 22px;”>
    <em>
    caused to our most intimate relationships.
    </em>
    </span>
    </p>
    <p>
    Trauma symptoms develop when we cannot complete the process of moving through the immobility response and discharging these
    powerful survival energies. Here are 4 critical actions to develop relationship mastery as it relates to trauma. Knowing
    and practicing these will help you to begin releasing any “bottled up” stuck energy related to trauma that in turn will help
    you to see your unconscious intentions more clearly and why you’ve gotten some of the results in your past you may have been
    unable to see.
    </p>
    <ol>
    <li>
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    <strong>
    Learn to notice where your breath is in any moment in time
    </strong>
    . The breath is the gateway to release. If you are breathing low or high in the chest try and soften from the inside out
    and open your perspective up as to what else is possible in the moment.
    </span>
    </li>
    <li>
    <strong>
    Focus on sensations
    </strong>
    . Before we learned to talk, sensation was our first language. By focusing on sensations you begin the untangling process
    of testing the meaning we put on anything that traumatized us.
    </li>
    <li>
    <strong>
    Slow your experience down
    </strong>
    . Rather than to go into coping mechanisms pause, breathe, focus on sensations and feel what is happening around you. Open
    up to slowing down the whole experience. You can do this by laying down, knees up and feel the whole experience without trying
    to do anything other than “be” with it.
    </li>
    <li>
    <strong>
    Bring in new information
    </strong>
    . Allow your “witness” to observe all aspect of your experience without judgment. Just watch the tension, swirling, coldness,
    itchiness or whatever shows up with curiosity and wonder. Allow it to run it’s course without doing something that might
    interfere with its natural course of discharge.
    </li>
    </ol>
    <p>
    Practicing these 4 actions can give you a head start on releasing trauma and cultivate your ability to be far more conscious
    of life experiences you encounter. One last important aspect of trauma to remember is to never underestimate the potency
    of the energy that may be stuck. Often, it is best to be with someone who can be present with you and your experience. Having
    a safe person present informs your nervous system that you are connected to someone else and are not alone. It lowers the
    intensity of the experience to enable you to release more quickly and completely. There are many implications to this that
    are beyond the scope of this blog so remember to reach out to someone if you have a sense that the experience could be more
    than you can handle alone. Good luck with your practice and many blessings.
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    </p>
    <p>
    Ed Ferrigan is a sought out body centered psychotherapist, relationship coach, family constellation facilitator, and trauma
    release expert who has been practicing trauma release strategies for over 17 years. He has a knack for getting to the heart
    of peoples unconscious patterns in rapid fashion. He is available for individual sessions and provides low cost group phone
    sessions that are supported with videos, handouts, and activities that will immediately raise your awareness about healthy
    relationships and creating a healthy emotional body. He can be reached at 970-317-0001 or edferrigan@edferrigan.com
    </p>

    #38439

    Robin
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    You’re adding in extra HTML which is making your life more difficult. You might try using the theme’s default blockquote styling, which would mean removing all of the span markup and writing your quote like this in the text editor:

    `

    As you might imagine the real cost is the damage caused to our most intimate relationships.

    `

    Then if you want to adjust the line height, whether it shows as bold or not, the color, etc. you would adjust it all in CSS. HTH


    I do the best I can with what I’ve got. (say hey on twitter)

    #38440

    wmwebdes
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    Post count: 107

    Can you let us have a link to the page and I’ll pull up the CSS for the quote.

    #38450

    edferrigan
    Participant
    Post count: 6

    Here is the link. Im just learning about CSS so anything to make it easier to implement is great.

    http://edferrigan.com/are-you-immune/

    #38451

    wmwebdes
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    Post count: 107

    Looks as though you’ve added…

    “As you might imagine the real cost is the damage
    caused to our most intimate relationships.”

    As two separate paragraphs.

    Remove the p tags and add blockquote tags as below…

    `

    As you might imagine the real cost is the damage
    caused to our most intimate relationships.

    `

    We can then style the blockquote.

    Once you’ve done that I’ll take another look.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  wmwebdes.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  wmwebdes.
    #38663

    edferrigan
    Participant
    Post count: 6

    WOW! That’s sweet. After a long slow technical day researching you just made it better! Thanks wmmebdes

    ED

    #38691

    wmwebdes
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    Post count: 107

    Looks good Ed and a pleasure to help.

    This one resolved then.

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