Trauma and Your Brain

Not too long ago, I wrote about how I worked on my triggers.(*) This is a more detailed discussion of how and why trauma affects a person the way it does, including creating triggers.

(*)https://athenasantics.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/marriage-from-hell-the-happy-ending-iii/

Evolutionary Transcendence

It never fails to surprise me how often people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder wait endlessly for the right tools for healing while no one provides them.

PTSD woman

But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. In my own experience (I’ve had about 8 solid years of therapy in my life – that’s a lot of therapists!), there are many therapists who believe that in order to help someone heal, all you need to do is be a good listener.

I say that’s hogwash!

What I know from almost 2 decades of work as a therapist is that when someone finally comes to therapy, they have already exhausted other options. That is, they’ve talked to plenty of “good listeners” and found that having someone listen simply isn’t enough!

I have found this to be especially true in my work assisting with the healing of trauma. Victims and survivors of domestic abuse…

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One comment

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I had been curious. And it makes sense that If something horrible happened you would want to be warned away from things associated with it. But then, things can also get out of whack.

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