Episode 191: Knowing Your Trauma Response

We all have experiences where a situation triggers a trauma response in us.  Something from the past feels as though it is happening again in our present. Our body responds, our thoughts and feelings follow, and we experience anxiety. What can we do to shorten the time we spend in this state of emotional pain? How can we work our way out of the past, back into the present, where we have options and resources?

TRANSCRIPT: Knowing Your Trauma Response

Hi everyone, welcome to Thanks for Sharing. I’m your host, Jackie Pack. Today we’re going to be talking about betrayal trauma, and I’m going to be citing two main sources as I talk about betrayal trauma today. The first one is Dr. George S. Everly. Dr. Everly serves on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Everly has spent almost 40 years and traveled to over 25 countries lecturing on and researching the psychological aspects of disaster. He is the author of over 20 books on stress, psychological crisis intervention, disaster mental health, and human resilience. Then the second source that I’m going to be pulling from today is Michelle Mays. Now Michelle Mays is a fellow CSAT, and one of the leading experts right now offering resources and treatment for partners of sex addicts who have experienced betrayal trauma.