Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast
Episode 8: Trauma Triggers & Current Events
Posted on November 7, 2017
In this episode, Matt, Curt, and Jerry shine the trauma-informed lens on current events. The trauma in the news over the last months include sexual harassment, threats of nuclear war, political instability, military deaths, child sexual assault, natural disasters, and mass shooting. It is difficult for anyone to avoid being affected by all these traumas.
Triggers occur when something in the present brings back conscious or unconscious memories of past trauma. For some, these memories elicit extreme emotional state and behaviors termed retraumatization. In this podcast, we explore the science behind these phenomena and how our current news environment puts us all at risk and poses an especially tricky challenge to those with traumatic pasts.