Saturday, May 13, 2006

(East Timor Problems) Trauma and the brain

Tonight on Radio Australia, the program All in the Mind did a story on how trauma affects the brain and that through the very act of talking about the trauma, the brain heals itself. I thought how synchronous (Jungian idea) that this program should be aired the day following the group counselling held for my colleagues. The program gave more weight to my view that trauma simply cannot be forgotten, stuffed down, and suffocated inside oneself. For the person to heal their trauma, they must talk about it and open it up to others. This also helps others have greater compassion and understanding.

Category: Timor-Leste (East Timor)

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