The Effort of Overcoming PTSD and Complex Trauma and How it Can Back-Fire
Overcoming one’s difficulties seems to be a phrase often used but is also widely misunderstood.
While making an effort can be constructive to move out of a stagnant state of mind, the constant “trying to get somewhere” might prevent healing.
In this three-way conversation, we explore the extremes of the “overcoming response” and explore where it might be useful and where it might work against us.
This conversation is between Jan Hutchins, Roland Bal and Graig Bloomstrand, December 2017