Author Archives: Diane Spindler

Hello Trauma : A She Burns Podcast spotlight with Diane Spindler

September 16, 2021/Hannah/No Comments There’s no denying that the pandemic has hit hard, but the toll isn’t limited to the thousands of deaths, sick people, and emergency room chaos – it’s also about what’s going on in our heads.  After … Continue reading

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A Day at the Beach

Let’s look at an example of what this would look like in real life. What causes your brain to assign a trauma to one event and not to another may become clearer. One summer day you go to the beach … Continue reading

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Gentle Reprocessing, a book by Diane Spindler

Though no one knows for sure, it appears that trauma changes the wiring in the brain. According to Earl Grey, PhD,*normally when we take in information through our five senses, it reports to the center (the hippocampus) of our brain for processing. Continue reading

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How Trauma Affects Veterans and the Hope It Can Be Reversed

How PTSD affects veterans and what does it look like in their everyday life. Continue reading

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Why Emotions Get Out of Control or Up in Smoke

An explanation why people escalate and get out of control so quickly. Continue reading

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The Traumatized Child Self or Let’s Go to the Movies

An explanation of how trauma is hidden in a child’s memory, emotions and bodies and comes out when least expected. Continue reading

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Trauma Saps People’s Energy or How to Get Energy Back

Most people have seen a version of the movie depicting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In the story, Scrooge’s long dead partner, Marley, appears dragging many chains behind him  representing the weight of his past and makes the statement that … Continue reading

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Do You Have Trauma in Your Past or Who Would Have Known That’s a Trauma

When most people think about trauma, they have a very limited view of what a trauma or Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) is. Usually they will think of veterans coming back from a bloody war or a woman being brutally raped. … Continue reading

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How Does Trauma Effect a Brain or Go to the Back Burner

Fortunately with all the brain scans that are available today, there are some strong theories out there about how trauma changes the way the brain works. Though no one knows for sure, it seems apparent that trauma changes the wiring … Continue reading

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What Constitutes Trauma

Trauma is stored in four different ways in a personʼs system; the actual event, the emotions around that event, the body sensations where these emotions are stored and a set of negative beliefs attached to the event. So if the … Continue reading

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