11 responses to “Trauma and Trump”

  1. Jane M. Hart

    Heather,
    You share such excellent insights and wisdom about trauma and what this country has gone through this past year. And we certainly were constantly bombarded by triggers!
    As a trauma psychotherapist for many years I’d like to mention a few excellent books on trauma written by women:
    The Body Remembers, Babette Rothschild
    Invisible Heroes, Beleruth Naparstek
    Healing the Traumatized Self, Ruth Lanius & Paul Frewen
    Getting Past Your Past, Francine Shapiro
    Trauma & Recovery, Judith Herman
    There’s so much more I’d like to connect about as we share a common path. I applaud your beautiful work and am grateful I stumbled upon your blog.

    Tomorrow as I march in Washington, DC with hundreds of thousands of women and men, I will hold you and those who have been traumatized in my heart.

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  3. Margriet

    Dear Heather,
    Thank you for your thoughts. That’s what we neef to became aware of what’s going on! I hope your artikel will inspire many people! Please give also your attention to the work of the German psychotherapist dr. Franz Rupprt who wrote some very helpfull books and developed a Very helpfull traumamethod. His work is world-wide spreaded. And I would recomend the documentaire In Utero made By Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal, about trauma and the developing of human beings and society.
    Best wishes for you and your wrok

  4. Sally

    Heather, I so appreciate the deep insights you have provided. Another female author who has written some of the most powerful and insightful books on childhood trauma (the trauma of childhood) and the retention of this in the body (the body never forgets) is Alice Miller.

  5. Margriet

    Dear Heather,
    Sorry for som mistakes in my earlier commend! Here is a better version: Thank you for your thoughts, Heather! That’s what we need to became aware of what’s going on! I hope your article will inspire many people! Please give also your attention to the work of the German psychotherapist dr. Franz Rupprt who wrote some very helpfull books and developed a very helpfull trauma method. His work is world-wide spreaded. And I would recommend the documentary In Utero made By Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal, about trauma and the developing of human beings and society.
    Best wishes for you and your work! Margriet

    1. Marit Jensen Bekkestad

      Yes, In Utero ,and of course Franz Ruppert. Remember 2 days in Oslo 24&25 Nov. 2017. Dr Gabor Maté and Prof. Franz Ruppert. Trauma Health and illness from the perspective of two world renowned pioneers in the field. Welcome!
      Tickets: http://www.iopt.no

  6. Cherie

    Dr. Joy deGuy, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome..

  7. Lisa Kavanaugh

    Heather,
    As I read this, it suddenly became clear to my why nurses are so cruel to one another. I’ve been a nurse for more than 40 yrs and although almost every nurse I know felt their profession was a “calling” and were true patient advocates – kind, caring, thoughtful toward those in their care, there is an underlying tendency to bully/sabotage co-workers. I was miffed by this! Not ALL nurses, of course, but too many to ignore such similarities. It is currently being studied. New nurses are treated especially badly by the seasoned nurses and the term being used is, “the older nurses eat their young!”. I find this very sad, but your article gives me pause – allowing me to be less judgmental and more investigative as to the deeper triggers. Thank you! I would love to hear your thoughts on nurses.
    Lisa

  8. Anna Herrmann

    Hello,
    Thank you for your article, very spot on I think! If one thing that comes out of this presidency is that people become more aware of trauma, then that’s something good.. :( (the march in London, UK, yesterday was apparent well attended!)

    I’m working on multigenerational psycho trauma with Vivian Broughton in London- her book ‘The Heart of Things’ is very good, I think. (She teaches and trains with Franz Ruppert, whose books are also good, but he is a man obviously..) :)

    May this be a short presidency, anyhow..

  9. Viola Sampson

    Great resource list! There are lots of fantastic women writers and teachers (online) on trauma. I find Babette Rothschild is one of the best, and my favourite book of hers is the Body Remembers, written for both therapists and clients (so accessible to all who want to heal). The first half is theory, the second is practice, with lots of self care tools for healing. Kindly and safely written, and an empowering read. Her book ‘eight keys’ is a good quick self help guide too. Thanks for exploring these important issues.

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