Beanery Online Literary Magazine

January 8, 2010

Memoir Writing Can Elicit Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome

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MEMOIR WRITING CAN ELICIT POST TRAUMATIC STRESS SYNDROME

Carolyn C. Holland

     When you present someone with the harsh information on child abuse and domestic violence, whether in groups, educational settings, or individually, there is a risk: the information can trigger emotions from the hearer’s past. Occasionally someone will have a melt-down. It comes with the territory. It is to be expected.

     Many people who know me are aware that I have a background working with (more…)