This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Trauma — Mad In America

From The New York Times/The Ezra Klein Show: “‘Trauma is much more than a story about something that happened long ago,’ writes Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. ‘The emotions and physical sensations that were imprinted during the trauma are experienced not as memories but as disruptive physical reactions in the present.’ Van der Kolk, a…

This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Trauma — Mad In America

7 thoughts on “This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Trauma — Mad In America

  1. kavyag August 25, 2021 / 1:24 pm

    This is the reason why we attract the people who trigger the emotional responses which are given by our parents or childhood caretakers because we need to heal from those traumatic emotions and until we heal we keep attracting the same people.

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      • kavyag August 25, 2021 / 1:46 pm

        People fail to realize that it is how our minds receive the event and what are the emotional responses associated with the event rather than the event itself.

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  2. Lee Poskey August 25, 2021 / 1:36 pm

    Hey miss Linda,

    1247 N Reid street, Clovis NM

    Was the address of my aunt in Clovis where I’d visit when I was a kid.

    My brother and I used to love catching horned toads there.

    Do ya’ll have those critters where ya’ll live?

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    • Linda Lee/Lady Quixote August 25, 2021 / 2:01 pm

      It’s a small world, Lee. We moved in 2018 and now Clovis is about a two hour drive from where we live. But yes, we do have horned toads here. Two of them were living in our yard. Because our dog kept trying to catch them, for their own protection I caught them and put them in a container with breathing holes in the lid, then my husband took them out to a lake. I hope they are happy there!

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      • Lee Poskey August 25, 2021 / 2:11 pm

        Cool!

        By the way,

        Please forgive me for posting a comment that’s unrelated to your post.

        Clovis just popped into my head, and I mentioned it.
        So feel free to delete my irrelevant comment with no ill feelings whatsoever. 🙂

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