45 thoughts on “Creating a Trauma Account”

  1. It’s great that you’re doing this, Ashley, and very brave. I think a trauma account would be a good thing for me to do, too, but I’m a big-time avoider. 🙁

  2. This makes me proud and is an excellent idea. My trauma is mostly blocked but as it arises, I shall copy this approach. Thanks!

  3. It is so great that you are doing this! I am actually sort of having my classes do something similar. We read a blog about redemption narratives and now they’re getting a chance to write their own memoirs in a sort of redemption narrative format (though we have talked about a window of tolerance and how sometimes things need to stay unsaid because we aren’t ready). I really hope that they and most definitely you find healing through this sort of processing.

      1. I stumbled upon the idea accidentally, actually. I’ve just been teaching on instinct ever since I got my negative evaluation. Haha

  4. Well done, that is such a great achievement.
    It was also interesting to read about this as I hadn’t heard of a trauma account before.
    Thanks for sharing this Ashley 🙂

  5. I liked this so much I’ve reblogged it!
    I have had EMDR for PTSD but there’s a lot of trauma that is left unprocessed, I’m going to read more into what you’ve written about, and maybe get started on a trauma account myself!
    Thanks for writing about this x

    1. I find it so interesting the various different therapeutic approaches there are to processing, and probably more options is a good thing because it’s such an important area to work on.

  6. Oh, well done You! And this does sound interesting … might do abit of research myself. Looking for a new shrink atm so may add this to the list of things they need to know … thankyou 🙂

  7. I had never heard of a trauma account. But I have found that writing and creating a narrative around my negative experiences helped which is a direct result of those events.
    A trauma account without even realising it.

  8. This is a wonderful thing to do, I try to do bits of this myself sometimes. Glad to hear others out there experimenting with it too! It’s really brave of you to do this and share your experience, so thank you xx

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this.
    Teasing out and overcoming the power that trauma has in my life is one of the reasons I began my blog yesterday (complete newbie). It has taken me two years of feeling completely devoid of my self to realise that I really need to help myself by reliving the events that have accumulated to where I am now and therefore taking the power away from them… It’s early days, but I am hopeful

  10. I totally understand wanting to avoid it. I really like the way you’ve set it up, though, with the safe, cozy space and then knowing that you’re going to yoga afterwards. Also being observant of yourself while you are writing. If I ever do something like this, I will try to remember this and follow a similar approach.

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