Frenchman Pierre Janet told us that it’s absolutely true that trauma overwhelms people. It’s too much and people cannot put it together. It gets fragmented and doesn’t become a story about something that’s happened a long time ago but pieces of the experience keep coming back as intense emotions, as flashbacks, images, body sensations and certain behaviours. So the memory gets replayed, gets relives. It doesn’t get remembered as a part of the past, it’s happening right now.
It’s interesting that since we have known this for 130 years and people talk about trauma it is still not central to their understanding.
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