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Re: A New Fear

Posted by pegasus on July 13, 2004, at 14:33:56

In reply to A New Fear, posted by Elle2021 on July 13, 2004, at 7:21:34

I think trauma is whatever is traumatic to someone. It may be falling off your bike. It may be a history of abuse.

I've always maintained that I have no trauma in my past. In one session my T was explaining why he thought EMDR might be helpful for me. I told him that I couldn't see it because I didn't have any traumas to work through. He said that he could think of several things that had traumatized me that I'd told him about. He was including stuff like an old evil boyfriend, a scary disease and surgery, my mom saying my sister was her favorite, my cousin's suicide, etc. A category of the type of stuff that most people can list off. What he was noticing, though, was how it affected me. If it was hard for me to talk about over time, then he considered it to be traumatizing, and something that we needed to work with.

So, what I'm trying to say is that if your T is good, then I'll bet that she won't consider anything you talk about that has traumatized you to be trivial.

Good luck and many hugs. It sounds like you are doing good work.





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