Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast

Episode 60: Memories: The Way We Were

Posted on November 6, 2018

Episode 60: Memories: The Way We Were

Podcasters: Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager

Memories and traumatic memories are in the news quite a bit lately. Memories are tricky things, being highly subjective and changing over time. Add trauma to the mix and the situation becomes even more complicated. In this episode, Matt, Curt, and Jerry examine the science behind traumatic memory formation and recall and the role traumatic memories play in behavior and the healing process.

Discussion questions:
1. In your work, what experiences have you had with people recounting traumatic memories?
2. How can the discussion of the science of memories impact our work with clients struggling to heal from trauma?
3. How does this knowledge influence your thinking about current events and thinking about things like criminal justice reform?

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