Back From Hibernation

Well, here we are, 11 days into a new year.  For Benchmark CCE, it promises to be an exciting turn toward expansion of educating the public at large about new and dramatic ways of understanding trauma and its effects on our lifetime health.  The latest literature is brimming with discoveries that have lit new pathways to understanding the attachments humans create to behaviors that sooner or later cause problems, i.e., overuse of alcohol or other drugs, overspending, gambling, thrill seeking, or rage, just to name a few.

We are more than learning about how cumulative trauma originating even in infancy, is foundational to physiological alterations that affect our lifelong health, presenting as afflictions of the body.

I started reading the book, Childhood Disrupted:  How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal.  I will say, first off, if you are reading this blog, what the author has to say in presenting her research will more than likely resonate with you.  Speaking for myself as not only a Mental Health Professional, but also as one who has lived with and worked around  the effects of “Small ‘T ‘Trauma this is a book I would recommend to everyone as a go to reference to identify your history and its effects on your biology, and healing through the host of new and exciting treatment pathways.  Here is the link.

On another note, I am in the process of developing the Every-Day Warrior Blog.  This is where readers are invited to share successes in managing stress, working through relationships, healing their histories, and navigating forward through presence and mindfulness.


So, dear readers, here’s to Every-Day well-being that comes only from well-DO-ing!





The Big Deal With ‘Little-t traumas’ | After Trauma

Source: The Big Deal With ‘Little-t traumas’ | After Trauma

I really like her point about Small T Trauma:  It’s not about the event, it’s about the experience.

Gently ask yourself:  Do you find that suddenly you are reminded by one or more of your “inner bullies” of something you did long ago that was really embarrassing or humiliating and then you start to beat yourself up for it?  EVEN though it happened eons ago, you know that no one cares at this point, and in spite of all logic, it’s almost as if it were happening all over again?  Do you wish you could go back and change the way things turned out and then feel guilty or ashamed of what you did?

This is one of the signs that you are affected by Small T Trauma.

Small T Trauma is cumulative, complex, and, well, we don’t really get over it.

BUT!!! Having said that, there are highly effective ways to learn to work around it and not let it govern your life and not be so invasive.