traumasocialworker: “ I am a big advocate for the use of poetry therapy, and have found it to be a very useful tool for counseling. This particular poetic technique is called an “I Am” poem. The poem is a fill-in-the-blank exercise.
Even if the memories of abuse are hidden from the survivor’s awareness, blocked trauma / unresolved trauma creates very noticeable and obvious symptoms that can be easily seen in their every day lives.
Letting Your Light Shine – Teens Healing From Abuse
Knowledge is power. If you suffer from panic attacks, get to know your body. An emotional hijack, whatever its source (cognitive, sensory, or external) has the same impact on physical and mental function.
Bessel van der Kolk is a part of the 2012 Trauma Therapy Training Program. Here's one quote from the interview. "Our brains continually form maps of the world - maps of what is safe and what is dangerous.