What IS Trauma, Anyway?

Trauma is not new; it has always been part of the human experience. What is fairly new is the high level of awareness and interest in...

Everybody's Talking About Trauma

There's been an upsurge in our awareness of emotional trauma in recent years. Have you noticed? Out of curiosity, I used the Google Ngram...

Cheetahs Don't Run Marathons

(A metaphor for understanding the effects of sustained survival-mode activation.) The well-known "fight, flight, or freeze" concept...