Views From Down Under -- Trauma

August 4, 2014 7:30 PM

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Views From Down Under -- Trauma

I recently attended a trauma workshop for therapists and what I took from this session really made me sit up and take note. Australia is holding a Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse in Intuitions; the commission's next step will be looking into adult survivors of child abuse in the community. Unfortunately in Australia the three big churches have harbored the offenders. Many stories were found to be covered up and priests, bishops and other clergy simply got off scott free or have since died.

The complex trauma that the victims have carried with them all these years is no less than the day the abuse started to occur; our minds simply push the memories into the subconscious. Complex trauma is developmental trauma, so as children these adults didn't have the opportunity to go through norma...

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