Tuesday, 17 February 2015

WHY RETELL TRAUMA STORIES?


Many parents and mental health professionals avoid talking with children
about their prior traumas, fearing that such discussions will cause more pain
and reinforce the trauma. Conversely, when children share their stories within
a context of attunement, support, and safety, while developing a coherent and
sensible narrative, they can face their fears and pain, and begin to heal the
trauma. There are a number of reasons why communicating one’s story is
therapeutic.


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-retell-trauma-stories-terry-levy-ph-d-b-c-f-e-