Warning! Some of the material about trauma has the potential to trigger an individual’s pain. Please seek support if you find yourself being triggered.
Trauma treatment has been studied since the advent of mankind. The treatments have changed over a period. They were primarily shamanic in nature in the time of our ancestors. With the advent of psychology, they became less “somatic” based treatments and more based on introspection of thoughts. The “talking cure” was discovered.
The question that we hear most often is if it is necessary to go back into the horrors of a traumatic experience and remember it, process it and resolve it. The answer to that question is involved. We will explore that briefly in this conversation. The brief answer is that it depends on the unique circumstances of a person. Following are some of the factors that we need to consider when deciding on how to approach trauma.