Just finished listening to "Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma" b Peter A. Levine, Ann Fredrick. I listened to it on audible while I did a few things around the house, and some laundry.
Wow, very good book. It talks a lot about the felt sense, something I had never heard of before. It also talks about it not mattering about the concrete truth of our trauma and how our memories may not be as concrete as we think. Our memories of the vents that caused our trauma may be incorrect. That was hard to not take personally as being said as "it never happened" but once I openned my mind I understood what he was saying was that the trauma happened but it may be mixed in with other memories. As we search for the concrete truth we find ourselves stuck and pulled deeper into the trauma. It makes it difficult to escape the trauma symptoms.
Instead we need to decide, do we want to get well or get stuck and draw into the trauma further. If we want to get well, we need to move forward and focus on what makes us well. This is kind of what I have been saying for a long time. It does not matter how we got our trauma, it is all about treating the symptoms and realizing that those symptoms are the same for those who have been raped, abused, robbed, been involved in war, or are front line workers. It is also now known that vicarious and compassion fatique also cause those same type of symptoms as does C-PTSD. As more is found out about the brain, and how it reacts to trauma, there will likely be new types of trauma or work or situations that lead to PTSD systems.
I like this book, it had some neat references to how animals deal with trauma and the difference of between animal behaviors involving trauma and humans.
It was a good book for me to listen to today because it offered some more thought to the deep thought day I am having.
I know I could really use a quality hair cut after all these months. I ended up cutting my own hair which certainly is far from perfect
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