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Jan 24, 2020

Today we’re talking about trauma. The concept of trauma and the discussions around it have definitely become more and more commonplace. As a society, we’re becoming much more comfortable talking about it in general. But, I think there’s still a nuance that we’re missing. When others talk about trauma, we tend to compare our trauma to theirs. We might even think that our trauma wasn’t significant enough because it wasn’t as bad as someone else’s.


So, in today’s episode, I want to talk about this notion around trauma and break down the idea of personal perspective in the context of trauma, the subjective impact that each one of us has, and how that affects you in the present moment. I’ll also be providing a bit of an exercise at the end of the podcast to help you resolve these issues related to the impact your trauma has on you. So, if you’re ready to have this conversation, I hope you’ll tune in!


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Topics Discussed:

[:36] About today’s episode.

[1:02] Sharing a trauma I experienced when I was 8–10 years old.

[3:18] Why I wanted to share this story with you all at the beginning of this episode.

[3:43] Continuing the story of my trauma when I was younger.

[4:15] A nuance we’re still missing when we talk about trauma: comparing our traumas to others’.

[4:53] What I’ll be covering in today’s episode.

[5:22] Little T vs. Big T trauma and struggling with the feelings associated with the idea that your trauma isn’t “big enough.”

[6:49] The concept of personal perspective in relation to your trauma.

[8:09] The second concept: the subjective impact of your trauma.

[10:25] How to know if what you’ve experienced is trauma.

[12:29] Here’s my exercise for you to take that personal impact this trauma might be having on you right now and ‘play’ with it.

[16:35] Screenshot this podcast, tag me on social media (or DM me), and let me know what you worked on with your exercise.


Mentioned in this Episode:

IGNTD Ep: “Getting Personal: A Conversation With My Sister”

Room (2015 Film)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 Film)


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