Trauma Intelligence: The Art of Helping in a World Filled with Pain
At some point in our lives, most of us experience trauma. Left unaddressed, the deep and painful emotions that result from these unresolved traumas can have a profound and lasting impact. These ripple effects can disrupt our emotional well-being and diminish our relationships and quality of life.
In Trauma Intelligence, Blythe Landry describes the five major categories of trauma and common mental and physical symptoms associated with traumatic stress.
Landry provides relatable examples and outlines specific responses people have to each type of trauma. She also provides recommended strategies for supporting trauma survivors and their loved ones.
Landry introduces the concept of trauma intelligence: the learned ability to understand, process, and respond to trauma in more effective, empathic, and compassionate ways.
Whether you are a trauma survivor, mental health professional, educator, coach, thought leader, someone who loves a survivor, or just a caring human being, this book will increase your understanding of trauma and its effects and give you tools for responding in ways that can truly make a difference.
While we can’t change what has happened in the past to ourselves or those we love, and we can’t always predict when tragedy or pain will befall us, we can change how we respond moving forward.