On the surface, Flanagan’s version of The Haunting of Hill House is a classic horror story full of ghosts and scares. But the true power of the show lies not with the ghosts, but with the internal hauntings of the Crain family.
Well… I did it! All my hard work and passion for trauma recovery coaching has finally paid off. As of today, I’m officially a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and I couldn’t be more excited to start helping others with their recovery.
The intricacies of trauma require those treating them to adopt an individualized approach to helping them through their recovery. This highly personalized approach is referred to as Trauma Informed Care. It takes into account all of the complexities of trauma and how it affects individuals.
These stats are just a small reason why I'm becoming a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach. I have my personal reasons which I've posted about before but what started as internal motivations has become just as much about these external motivations. The world is hurting and at times, it feels like there's nothing we can do as individuals. I've felt that helplessness so many times over the last few years. But when I found out that I could make a difference -- albeit a small one -- I knew it was something I had to do.
Trauma does not happen in a vacuum. And it’s not a static thing. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, Trauma is cumulative and complex. And believe it or not, the trauma other family members suffers does effect some of your childhood experiences.
It’s one thing to talk about trauma. To relate it back to your own experiences. To listen to your classmates talk about theirs. But it’s an entirely different thing to read about a real case of trauma (names and identifying details were changed, obviously) and begin to pull apart the pieces of the trauma. The intergenerational trauma, family mottos, family rules, blatant abuse, and addiction were abundant and for a brief moment, I worried that I wasn’t prepared for this. Could I really separate my sadness for what this “fictional-but-real” person had gone through and begin to help them heal? Especially when I’m still working on my own recovery and healing.
Oprah is doing a special on 60 minutes and even from this short clip — you can tell how deep this issue has become for her. You can tell how passionate she is about trauma-informed care and the lasting effects of childhood trauma.