It’s a human urge to return to normalcy after a cataclysmic event. But if we rush back to normalcy without taking a beat, without metabolizing what we’ve all been going through, that can create profound psychological issues. Dr. Pat Ogden is an expert in trauma and a pioneer in what’s called “somatic psychology” (which I will let her explain). In this interview we talk about whether we’re all traumatized by what we’ve been through in recent months; the impact of trauma on the brain and body; how to handle and heal from our trauma; and we also branch out into her fascinating views on productivity. There’s a lot here.
Where to find Pat Ogden online:
Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy by Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, Clare Pain - https://www.amazon.com/Trauma-Body-Sensorimotor-Psychotherapy-Interpersonal/dp/0393704572
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Other Resources Mentioned:
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo - https://www.amazon.com/White-Fragility-People-About-Racism/dp/0807047414
Kimberlé Crenshaw - https://aapf.org/kimberle-crenshaw
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - https://www.joydegruy.com/post-traumatic-slave-syndrome
Dr. Mark Epstein - http://markepsteinmd.com/
The Theory of Structural Dissociation - https://did-research.org/origin/structural_dissociation/
Naropa University - https://www.naropa.edu/
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