Unbroken: The Trauma Response Is Never Wrong: And Other Things You Need to Know to Take Back Your Life
For centuries, we’ve been taught that being traumatized means we are somehow broken—and that trauma only happens to people who are too fragile or flawed to deal with hardship. But as a researcher, teacher, and survivor, Dr. MaryCatherine McDonald has learned that the only thing broken is our society’s understanding of trauma. “The body’s trauma response is designed to save our lives—and it does,” she says. “It’s not a sign of weakness, but of our function, strength, and amazing resilience.”
With Unbroken: The Trauma Response Is Never Wrong, Dr. McDonald overturns the misconceptions about trauma with the latest evidence from neuroscience and psychology—and shares tested practices and tools to help you work with your body’s coping mechanisms to accelerate healing. [From the publisher]
Neuroscience and Neurobiology | Psychology | Trauma
McDonald, MaryCatherine, "Unbroken: The Trauma Response Is Never Wrong: And Other Things You Need to Know to Take Back Your Life" (2023). Philosophy Faculty Books. 31.