Ep 239 – Little T vs. Big T Trauma: What they are and why they matter to your mental health and recovery

When most people think of trauma, they’re thinking of the trauma that comes to those who have survived hurricanes, sexual assault, war, etc. This type of trauma is what we refer to as big T trauma but this isn’t the only type of trauma. There is another kind of trauma known as little T trauma or relational trauma that happens over time, most often in the context of a relationship. This week’s episode 239 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about big T vs. little T trauma: what they are and why they matter to your mental health and recovery.

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In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the life experiences that brought on my own big T and little T trauma and how you might be holding onto trauma yourself, without even realizing it.

Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:

  • The difference between big T and little T trauma and where they stem from.
  • Many people are in denial about their trauma because they don’t realize they have little T trauma. 
  • How both kinds of trauma can manifest themselves in our feelings and actions when left unidentified and untreated. 
  • The impact that underlying trauma has on a person’s ability to heal. 

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