Logic evaporates in trauma until you are self empowered . Body still responds tho

Why you cannot logic your way out of trauma

Full disclosure: I am a trauma therapist. I thought this may be useful info for people who feel like they have ‘failed’ at talking therapy. The reason is that you cannot ‘logic’ your way out of trauma

The frontal part of the brain, the centre of ‘logic’ has little ability to change the deeper parts of the brain, especially when the body is in a trauma response or distress. Talking therapy works when the brain is ‘on-line and functioning’, but when the rational part of the brain is hijacked by the trauma memory, you are unable to hear words, reason or make meaning of events and experiences. When the deeper regions of the brain are in this state of distress, survivors are back in the trauma, their brain and body seem to be in a time warp.

Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD, a leading psychiatrist in the trauma field (I am very proud to have trained with Bessel) says, “Traditionally we’ve tried to heal PTSD through talking and making meaning of the event, but treatment methods that help calm arousal systems in the deeper regions of the brain have been helpful in calming PTSD more than those that try to do so through talking and reasoning.”

“Taking ACTION is the core issue. It’s in action that people take back their power and create healing, and words cannot substitute for action.”

I highly recommend Bessel’s book “The body keeps the score” to understand CPTSD.

Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

I have joined with many parents affected with the surreal , yet accepted issue of child abuse via Pathogenic Parenting / Domestic abuse. As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, denial abounded that 3 sons were not affected. In my desire to be family to those who have found me lacking . As a survivor of psychiatric abuse, therapist who abused also and toxic prescribed medications took me to hell on earth with few moments of heaven. I will share my life, my experiences and my studies and research.. I will talk to small circles and I will council ; as targeted parents , grandparents , aunts , uncles etc. , are denied contact with a child for reasons that serve the abuser ...further abusing the child. I grasp the trauma and I have looked at the lost connection to a higher power.. I grasp when one is accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like discrimination.. Shame and affluence silences a lot of facts , truths that have been labeled "negative". It is about liberation of the soul from projections of a alienator , and abuser ..

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