Writing about our difficult past experiences can help us process trauma.
Trauma: Mind, Body, Spirit
Healing the wound, finding meaning, rediscovering you.
A Surprising Way to Heal Trauma
An article from National Geographic describes how some people find relief from watching horror movies. The “controlled fear” experiences work as a sort of exposure therapy for emotional trauma.
Reteaching the body to recognize and handle triggers from a traumatic event
Present day experiences which act as triggers can re-traumatize people.
Closure: You Don’t Have to Forgive an Abusive Parent On Their Deathbed
An offers an insightful look into closure and forgiveness. Bobbi Dempsey writes about choosing not to reconcile with her abusive father at the time of his death.
The Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma
Trauma experienced in childhood often lingers into adulthood.
Violation Is No Laughing Matter
An article by Anna Maxted offers insight into situations of indecent exposure. Maxted dispels myths about “flashing” and how these assaults often have traumatic, distressing repercussions.