Trauma-informed care doesn’t mean every physician has to be a therapist; it means doctors are aware that there can be underlying causes to the pain someone is experiencing. Is the pain coming from chronically oppressing your anger? Has your depression developed due to a strong disconnect from yourself? This is one of the ideas that Gabor Maté is explaining in this video.
What happens to us in our childhood shapes the way our brain develops. How we respond to the world is how it makes sense for us to respond to it. Trauma – including neglect – plays an enormous part in all this. In the second article in this series, see what Dr. Bruce Perry has to say.
Trauma is real and at this point well researched. Yet it’s a topic so complex that we have to refer to experts if we want to have any constructive conversation on it. And why not go straight to world-renowned ones? We start with Gabor Maté.