“There Is No Traumatic Experience”

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“There is no traumatic experience” means that what makes an experience traumatic is that it fails to register as an experience. This does not mean that trauma does not exist, or that traumatic experiences are invalid; it means that traumatic experiences are traumatic because they elude representation within the psyche because they overwhelm the psyche’s ability to make sense of lived experiences.

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