Aug 8th, 2019
Jackie Chivers is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma. In this interview she discusses how her own trauma led her into this profession and how she has witnessed the work transform both herself and her clients. We go on to talk about the wider societal impact of trauma on things such as crime, and the changes that might come about in society through addressing it. We also discuss how trauma effects our ability to engage reflectively in typically polarizing areas such as political discussion - and how we can overcome this. Finally we talk about the role trauma can play in opening up creativity and how we might access that without such negative experiences.
Counsellor Darran Kenna joins the discussion about half way through.