“I Keep Many of My Postwar Idiosyncrasies Private” (via Off The Base)

“An abnormal response to an abnormal situation is normal.” Victor Franel, concentration camp survivor. The sadness of not understanding the above leaves many feeling more isolate and alone than need be. Thank you Off the Base for sharing.

"I Keep Many of My Postwar Idiosyncrasies Private" National Public Radio aired a commentary this week by Benjamin Tupper. Below is a link to hear or read it and an invitation to those who have felt similar emotions to speak out or at talk to a fellow combat veteran. Like many … Read More

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  1. “An abnormal response to an abnormal situation is normal.” Victor Franel, concentration camp survivor. The sadness of not understanding the above leaves many feeling more isolate and alone than need be. Thank you Off the Base for sharing. I love this camp survivor. Thanks for this quote !

    • My pleasure. Trauma is very poorly understood. Children with severe asthma often become traumatized. Sadly, too many talk only therapists want to go over and over the trauma and when not done properly and with lots of prior self-soothing skills it only re-traumatizes. Fortunately there is growing knowledge in this area. Thank you for commenting.

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