The Myths That Make Us

What is Trauma?

November 11, 2020

In this episode, I read through my latest article What is Trauma?


I cover what trauma is, how it happens, the different types of trauma, its symptoms, and how to heal it. 


Resources Mentioned in this Episode


Waking The Tiger - Peter Levine 

Healing Trauma - Peter Levine 

Trauma and Memory - Peter Levine 

The Body Keeps The Score - Bessel Van Der Kolk

Getting Past Your Past - Francine Shapiro (EMDR)  

Expressive Writing - James Pennebaker 

Opening Up - James Pennebaker 

The Artist’s Way - Julia Cameron 

Complex PTSD - Pete Walker 



The Elephant and the Rider

Ginga Peterson: The Orienting Reflex

The Fight Flight Freeze Response

Impala in and slowly out of collapsed immobility

Polar Bear Not Getting Traumatized

Peter Levine Demonstrates How Trauma Sticks in the Body

What is Felt Sense?

Somatic Experiencing

Trip of Compassion



Tim Ferriss’s ‘My Healing Journey After Child Abuse’



Somatic Experiencing

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy 

Holotropic Breathwork 

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy 

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy 

Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy



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