I would love to hear you because I haven't seen the latest and greatest. I saw V1. I saw a version of one of my manuscript. He's he's all my I read it with great interest and, and gave you probably more more feedback. Look than any reasonable person would want I needed it. I needed that feedback. It was strong. I'm sure it's grown and developed. What is the format of the book? Could you lay out the basic structure of the book? You were very, very helpful to me. And, and the few people that I asked to look over that original manuscript really guided me in the same two ways, which was towards having more of Voice that is like they just a natural voice. When I may be talking to someone and I can tend to become a little too academic, right? As opposed to like look. And that's not how I want to be. So I'm trying to write in a way. I've tried to write in a way that is just, it's plain and clear and thereby, hopefully effective. And the other recommendations were about incorporation of Stories of the things in my own life and in my work, which is part of my life that really emphasize the concept. Steps. And that's what the book is is like it's meant to be read by anyone and everyone who has an interest in the subject material and it's very personalized about me and the examples in the world around me that illustrate the concepts. And with that, in mind, there are four parts to it. So the first is what is trauma and how does it work? So, that's talking about the definition of trauma and the facets of post, trauma syndromes, and how they impact people. So, the Cascade of henchmen Trauma starting with shame and all of the others that come along with shame. So that's where the first part of the book. The second part is the big picture. So that's the part. That's the sociology of trauma of look at. Look. How is this happening in the world around us, which my goodness is come to a fever pitch with the pandemic and and just a spotlight on systemic racism and race racial Injustice in the world around us. And also on this erosion of faith in our socio-economic foundation. Can you work really hard and get ahead? How does that work now? Compared to how worked 50 years ago. So that's the second part of it. And in the third part that lets her. It's sort of called and owners. Manual for your brain. We're trying to really look at how does this work in the brain? What's the difference between the logic systems in the limbic or emotional systems in our brain? How do we find meaning in our memories? How do our memories change when our limbic system changes? The emotion tied to Memories? How does trauma Cascade? You mind and body. So that's the third part of the book. And then the, the fourth is like how we can beat trauma. Because, again, I don't, I do not want this to be esoteric in any way, shape, or form. The idea is that this is, well, grounded in the Practical of like, what can we do and change? Now, which means it has to be there to be things that we can employ, and that we can employ individually and in small groups of people and in larger groups of people, which brings us back to Some things that what you the majority of it really comes down to like Simplicity and there's a common sense to it that I'm advocating for, in the fourth part of the book, but I'm trying to use the whole book to get us to the place where like these doable. Practical things are really at the Forefront of our minds and the person reading the book in Philly, right? I can do those things that can do them now and I can advocate for them in the world around me. And that's what really brings it. The idea that we're going to wear it up. College in the knowledge is going to make change.
'Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic' By Paul Conti Is Divided Into 4 Sections
#533: Paul Conti, MD How Trauma Works and How to Heal From It