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Re: circle of babble....'trauma' term

Posted by greyskyeyes on September 30, 2005, at 13:49:15

In reply to circle of babble....'trauma' term, posted by B2chica on September 30, 2005, at 11:49:13

Hi b2c, I haven't posted to you before but I can totally relate. It's hardest to find a distraction when you need it the most! I'm a very audio-oriented person so I try to lose myself in some really good music - and it's got to be over headphones, can't be a stereo. But sometimes it's impossible to shut off the brain... if I can I try to plug in a movie. Comedies work best... one of my favorites for de-stressing is "Bruce Almighty"... or ANYTHING Monty Python.

There's always the good ol' mindnumbing distraction of computer games, too... I particularly like this one (good if you're bored at work too):

On the 'trauma' issue...
1 a : an injury (as a wound) to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent <surgical trauma> b : a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from mental or emotional stress or physical injury
2 : an agent, force, or mechanism that causes trauma

Let me underline, *resulting from mental or emotional stress*. I had a hard time accepting that I was 'traumatized' (I used to laugh when my T said it), but really, a lot can fall under that label. It's purposefully vague. Heck, you can be traumatized by bad traffic! ;) Sorry, I'm not trying to be flip. Just hoping to make you feel better (maybe?). If I'm out of line just tell me to shut up.

Hang in there.

~ grey




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