Why Trying Harder Never Works: Trauma

(If you haven't seen Disney's The Kid this is the scene where he sees a trauma from his childhood as an adult)

Most addicts don't want their addiction. If fact, when we can be honest, we hate it. Often times we try the "right" things again and again. Harder and harder, but things still don't go right. What is up? Is healing hopeless? Nope! TRAUMA!  

Angela Russell is an experienced LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker - therapist) who works specifically with Trauma. She has experience with both children and adults. She explains to us what Trauma is and how it can emotionally freeze us. She also teaches us how to discover its effects in our life and what we can do about it to find healing.

"The only thing worse than feeling pain is not feeling pain."                                                                                       - Mary Pipher, Letters to a Young Therapist 

"The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.”                                                   - Edward R. Murrow

If you want additional information about Trauma Angela has recommended these two books: