Healing From Trauma-Jasmin Lee Cori's Chapter 4 Summary

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Healing From Trauma-Jasmin Lee Cori's Chapter 4 Summary
« on: April 07, 2015, 06:28:34 PM »
1. Trauma is everywhere. It runs through our individual lives and through the world. No one is untouched by trauma.

2. What matters now is how your symptoms disrupt your life. If you don't meet the criteria for trauma disorder, it doesn't mean you aren't strongly affected.

3. Many people are able to resolve even serious trauma disorders like PTSD in a relatively short time. Take this as a sign of hope.

4. Depression is a natural response to trauma. It is at least as common as PTSD in trauma survivors. And many suffer from both.

5. Addictions, even to harmless activities like exercise and work, are often used as a way of running away from the trauma. If you have an addiction, it is helpful if you can be aware of the feelings that precede the impulse to act.

6. Anxiety is a natural response to trauma, and traumatized people often suffer from panic attacks, fear and phobias, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors, all of which are anxiety disorders.

7. If you have a mysterious untreatable illness, it may be one of the diseases of trauma. These include chronic pain conditions, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivities, and chronic fatigue.

8. Some trauma survivors retreat from the world to stay safe, while others just retreat from their feelings and sensations. Both are attempts to avoid uncomfortable arousal.

9. By proactively treating new traumas, you are more likely to avoid long-term trauma disorders.

10. Often our trauma disorders arise from an attempt to protect ourselves. When we learn better ways to do that and to disarm the landmines within, we won't need those protections run awry.