Show 189 What Is Trauma?

Update: I goofed up on the episode numbering and I'm trying to correct it. Blog post title now matches episode number. All is well.

For some but not all of us, our anxiety has a root in trauma. So in this episode a look at trauma, the definition(s) and some of the various forms.

A few housekeeping items. I’ve recently applied to be on Spotify. If you happen to listen or hear the episode on the service there may be ads before, after or during the podcast.

I have no say in it and I don’t get a flipping dime for being on that service. Many long-time listeners know that I choose not to accept advertising.

I think it would presents confusion and unintentional conflicts of interest.

For example, if I’m saying yes, no or maybe to medication and then a pharmacy ad appears for depression. I don’t want to give the impression that I’m endorsing or boosting a specific drug or product.

It is what it is. Until there is another way to reach more listeners without ads I gotta roll with it.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

From the Guardian UK there is an interview with Gisele B√ľndchen: a model life? In the interview she talks about using meditation, eating a plant based diet and uses Yoga to cure her anxiety. There are others statements in the article that are problematic. You should also be aware that Bundchen is in the wellness industry, which is not healthcare.She has a book to promote and has a wellness business.

The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties at, Powell's Books and Barnes and Nobel.

Emotional and Psychological Trauma from

There is a 2019 Psychology Today post on What is Trauma? which has info about various types of traumas and treatments and a 2016  Trauma Tips for Understanding and Healing—Part 1 of 4


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