Ptsd, Dr Ellen Hendrickson, Assault discussed on The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health
Welcome back to savvy psychologist, I'm Dr Ellen Hendrickson. And I hope you meet life's challenges with evidence based research a sympathetic ear and zero judgement. So too often. We don't talk about the worst things that have happened to us. It's too humiliating for too scared. We think will breakdown and never recover or we think we're the only one and that no one would understand, and that's because trauma. Isn't neat untidy? There are no nice neat. Traumatic packages wrapped up with a bow. Instead trauma is messy and confusing. And even if we want to talk about it. We might not know what to say or how to say it. But to make matters worse when the natural healing process. Get stuck the result is PTSD and the heart of PTSD is avoid turning away from anything that reminds us of the trauma, and that includes talking about it a vicious. Cycle in sues. But think about this trauma, often occurs person to person assault rape crime violence, atrocities of war mass shootings, and even traumas that aren't strictly interpersonal like natural disasters or medical emergencies. Still unfold in a social context, for example, how others react here. Trauma can chart your course, toward recovery or struggle. So for example, getting an initial response of blame criticism or denial rather than belief and support builds a big old speed bump on the road to recovery. But the other side of the coin is true to just as trauma happens person to person much of the healing. Also, happens person to person through acts as simple as talking, of course, everyone.