An interview with Janyre Tromp will give you actionable steps to working through trauma.
Working Through Trauma Takes Time
Soldiers during the Civil War suffered from ‘soldier’s heart’ or ‘irritable heart.’ Those who served in WWI suffered from ‘shell shock’ or ‘gas hysteria.’ Returning WWII veterans suffered from ‘battle fatigue.’ Those who served during a war often received little to no help for working through the trauma they experienced. Soldiers had two choices: suffer in silence or end up in an asylum. And the asylum cure proved worse than war.
It took over almost a hundred years from the birth of modern psychiatry to the post-Vietnam War era for doctors and psychiatrists to recognize those affected by trauma often suffer from a loosely related set of symptoms they labeled Post-Traumatic-Stress Syndrome (PTSD). It took even longer for them to understand PTSD didn’t just occur in veterans. Now psychiatrists and psychologists understand PTSD can affect anyone who suffered trauma, whether small ‘t’ or ‘big T.’
It took me years to understand I suffered from caregiver trauma. And even longer to realize the repercussions of NOT working through trauma. Today’s guest, author Janyre Tromp, walks us through her experience with caregiver PTSD. Working through trauma helped Janyre understand her characters better, creating a richer, more authentic experience for readers. You won’t want to miss the interview or Janyre’s book!
If you pre-order Shadow’s in the Mind’s Eye from Baker Books, you can fill out this Google doc to get a set of beautiful water-color postcards from Janyre.
Come Back Next Week
Next week I’ll talk about spiritual orthorexia. Never heard of that term before? Find out next week what it means and how you can avoid it.
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