Trauma and Recovery

“The most common response to atrocities is to banish them from consciousness… Atrocities, however, cannot be hidden. As strong as the desire to deny atrocities, so strong is the belief that denial is not helpful.”

And with that, the inner conflict that traumatized people struggle with is immediately apparent.

If you are interested in this theme, this book by Judith Herman is a must.

The book begins by visualizing the various traumatic disorders. But it doesn’t stop there. Whatever trauma has been suffered, there are phases that each traumatized person goes through, in their own way and at their own pace. These different phases are described in detail and provide many tools in the guidance of traumatized people.

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
ISBN 9780465061716