In my mid-twenties, I sought personal therapy from the complex trauma memories I was struggling with, and was also in training to become a psychotherapist. I had entered the field of psychology from a need to understand my “wounded” self and also wanted to help others.
After several years I personally wasn’t getting better from the pains of those complex traumas, so I thought that perhaps the rigor of a Master’s degree would help free me from the burnout, anguish, and body pain that were constant companions. What current research tells us is trauma resides in the brain and body.
Academics wasn't the answer, neither was understanding the problems. Talking and thinking were not an effective healing approach.