Trauma and the Goldilocks zone…


Are you traumatized enough?
…too much?
… or just the right amount?

…”to qualify for services”

Specifically,
“…to qualify for inclusion” in a study being conducted into into a new therapeutic approach advertising itself as “trauma informed therapy”.

What it means…

… for me and my way of understanding trauma.
… for me and my bag of treat[ment]s for people who have been traumatized.
… for it to be worth my while sitting listening to you and your pain.

What it meant personally to a friend who’d tried many times over a decade and a half to “qualify”,  and who had for the for the fifth time found enough strength to subject themselves to undergoing the ritual humiliation of applying for such treatments and being told, again…

“You’re not worth it.”


“Trauma informed” my ass.

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