I entered the field of psychology from a need to understand my “wounded” self and also wanted to help others. In my mid-twenties, I sought personal therapy for the complex trauma memories I was struggling with and was also in training to become a psychotherapist. 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.
Academics wasn't the answer, neither was understanding the problems. Talking and thinking were not an effective healing approach, at least, not for me. Now, current research tells us that trauma resides in the brain and the nervous system of the body. What I had stumbled upon in 1993 is now backed by science.