Crash Course in Trauma: PTSD, Part 2, Traumatic re-enactment
2/22/2021 8:00 MST
Description: Since repetition is one of the greatest indicators of trauma, knowledge of traumatic reenactment will be a valuable tool for helping to understand behaviors which re-create aspects of the original trauma, such as powerlessness, destruction, fear, and shame.
Examples of post-traumatic reenactment will be given within the framework of eating disorders, multiple abortions, as well as anxiety over fertility, maternal identity, and sexuality. Until the trauma is fully acknowledged and worked through in an intensive way, individuals will continue to re-create the conflict again and again.
This can be particularly painful for those who have accepted Christ, but continue in compulsive self-destructive and shaming behaviors, which are rooted in Christ.
- Understand the concept of traumatic reenactment.
- Identify therapeutic challenges.
- Understand how the trauma can be grounded in safety so that an individual can reconnect, integrate, and mourn the traumatic event so that it can be released and healed.