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The Silver Thread Trauma: Part III: Facing Our Demons

The Silver Thread Trauma: Part III: Facing Our Demons

Traumas, conceptualized by western medicine-psychology, is a syndrome or collection of symptoms. Like medical symptoms, we seek to reduce or eliminate them. Psychiatry will use drugs, usually anti-anxiety drugs, to extinguish the fear and feelings of dread that constitute trauma. Psychologists have developed techniques such as flooding, desensitization, and insight as ameliorative tools for victims […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Silver Thread: Trauma: Part II

The Silver Thread: Trauma: Part II

Trauma is encoded first in the body, as sensations or raw emotions. Over time, and with the acquisition of language, those sensations attach themselves to a narrative. Narratives are stories that explain the emotions. Common narratives are variations of fears of, anger toward, sadness about, and desire for. For example, a common narrative might be, […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Silver Thread: The Beginnings of Trauma: Part One

The Silver Thread: The Beginnings of Trauma: Part One

I have a 15–month-old grandson. I design my schedule so I can see him most days. One day as I was playing with him in his playroom, my cellphone rang. I had a contentious conversation with a colleague, and in frustration threw down the phone. I will never forget the look on my grandson’s face. […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.