Why an Elephant?
Memory is often associated with these wise and sensitive animals, and we know from research trauma is stored in every cell of our bodies. When working to heal, we work with the body, not only cognitive memory.
Elephants are powerful symbols in many cultures.
If you have a long, arduous journey ahead, elephants are the symbols of patience, strength and endurance. They are deeply compassionate and gentle animals, dedicated to family, not just those connected by blood, but care-taking of every member of their herd; we are all here together, after all.