The Trauma of Everyday Life

The Trauma of Everyday Life

Book - 2013
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Reveals how traumatic experiences can be used for positive mental development, challenging mainstream beliefs about healing and moving past trauma to explain how pain can provide learning opportunities and connect people to the world.
Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013
Characteristics: 225 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781594205132
Call Number: 616.8521 EPSTEIN

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carlitajunker
Jan 04, 2016

I always thought the words "trauma" and "suffering" were poorly translated in Buddhist teachings. Insert instead stress for western cultures.

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wwheeler
Jun 02, 2015

Good stuff. Heavy on the Buddhism, but that's fine by me. I personally liked his use of the word "trauma"- that definition says to me that we all could give ourselves more credit for dealing with day-to-day difficulties.

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JLMason
Jan 26, 2015

It's interesting how he relates the teachings of Buddha to modern day life, but it's a bit long-winded and tedious. I have a problem with the use of the word "trauma" to describe what most of us encounter in our everyday lives. The word implies and should be used for extreme physical or mental injury, not quotidian difficulties and angst.

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