Revisiting trauma healing and recovery words


Some time ago I published a blog considering which words communicate a person’s process of recovery after a traumatic experience. The faculty blog over at http://www.biblical.edu has posted an edited (and better reading!) version of that blog. If you are intrigued by the way particular words shape the meaning and description of change, click here.

What words would you use to describe the process of recovery from a traumatic experience? Trauma healing? Trauma Recovery? Do these words convey an ongoing process or a completed task. Read more if you want to consider another word: integration–the concept of developing a new normal.

 

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3 responses to “Revisiting trauma healing and recovery words

  1. K

    I stumbled across your blog when I was googling something my counselor recently told me. It’s interesting to look at the ways in which we speak about our lives. I’m sure your point about speaking in the present tense is meant to be positive, however maybe you could also look at it from the opposite direction. Why would you say I am healed if inside you don’t feel that way? What if you feel like you’re losing the battle? Then saying those words might also cause you to feel a little guilty about what you say. That’s my thought anyway.

    Good luck writing- it seems like you do a fairly good job of it.

    Best,
    K

  2. Courage

    I call the healing process “returning to presence.”

    ~ Just found your blog; thank you so much.

  3. I LIKE THE WORD HEALING, AND AM SHARING MY JOURNEY OF COMING TO TERMS WITH CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AT INCREMENTALHEALING.WORDPRESS.COM. THE WORD INCREMENTAL IS POWERFUL TO ME, BECAUSE IT RECOGNIZES THAT HEALING IS A PROCESS. IT TAKES TIME, AND THE HEALING COMES BIT BY BIT. I ENJOYED READING THIS POST. THANK YOU šŸ™‚

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