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Understanding Trauma (Image)


Interesting info.


Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

14 thoughts on “Understanding Trauma (Image)

  1. Thank you science gal. Really I love this stuff, drives my neuro nuts.

  2. Very interesting ‘egg’ …

  3. thanks I just been doing research on this very helpful keep up the good work this is very useful.

  4. This is really interesting! My CBT therapist often says how the amygdala is where we store memories when we are under threat, and so they aren’t date stamped and can be mixed up, as is common with trauma memories. And that’s why strange things can trigger flashbacks and memories! The picture explains it really well though 🙂 Thanks for sharing xx

    • You’re welcome 🙂 My last therapist helped me with trauma processing and showed me the picture of one’s brain and the areas trauma/memories get stored in. It was useful. Then I found this picture and thought it would be good to share.

  5. Interesting…. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the energy of ‘Trauma’ is considered to be ice cold…. like being in a deep freeze. So it locks into the body and takes time and healing to shift….

    • Really? Wow I didn’t know that. Very interesting. How does Chinese medicine deal with trauma?

      • well it would depend on where it was and how it was manifesting and how long it had been going on for etc…. for something really physical like say, frozen shoulder because of a car crash then there are specific acupuncture points on the shoulder which can be warmed with a ‘moxa’ stick. A really accessible introduction to TCM and is by Ted Kaptchuk and called ‘The Web That Has No Weaver’. It’s a very practical healing system and can be supported with the foods we eat etc. Great book is Paul Pitchford, Healing with wholefoods…

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