Friday, July 16, 2010
The Problem of Self in Trauma
My main focus today has been on getting over this dang (and by "dang" I mean, "fucking") virus, because I have to teach on Saturday and will not cancel. Will. Not.
So no post...until now...because I am obsessive and I refuse to miss a weekday, which I have not done since I started this blog. My obsession has become a bit more tame if you consider that during the first year of this blog I would not miss any of the seven days of the week.
Today, what is on my mind has to do with Complex-PTSD. Well, really, this has been on my mind for many days, and it become clearer as I was reading through the archives of the fabulous Heal My PTSD that Svasti sent to me.
Complex-PTSD shares everything in common with PTSD but it has all these added layers, added...complexities.
So Heal My PTSD often speaks of the "Pre-Trauma Self," and my frustrated question has become:
What if there is no such thing as a "Pre-Trauma Self" because the traumas started that young?
Just something to think about...
I have some ideas about this but wanted to throw it out there to you, wise and wonderful readers.