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Are You One of the Faces of Trauma?

I Know I am.

As a mother, I’m appalled when I realize what I had done to my daughter, even unknowingly. To this day, she still recalls having to keep quiet and tiptoe around me when she was just four years old because I would flip from numbness to rage in a split second.

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How PTSD Affects Family Members

By Gayook Wong | March 20, 2021

As a society, we are finally realizing that trauma survivors need help. I’m glad to say that help is more forthcoming and that the medical and mental health professions are…

The Trauma of Racism

By Gayook Wong | March 15, 2021

I grew up as a Chinese-American in NYC, starting in the late ’40s. It was the time after WWII where Americans were still smarting from the Japanese invasion of Pearl…

The Terrifying Impact of Verbal and Emotional Abuse

By Gayook Wong | February 26, 2021

Harsh words can kill your soul. It killed mine! The rhyme, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a boldfaced lie. It also…

What Happens in the Brain During Flashbacks

By Gayook Wong | January 29, 2021

At the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) conference, I had the opportunity to see presentations and learn about the latest research in healing trauma. The…

Healing Trauma Through Qigong

By Gayook Wong | November 14, 2020

Qigong saved my life! This self-healing complementary modality built up my immune system following my bout with cancer. Aside from cancer, qigong has also helped me heal from other traumatic experiences.  My…

Child Sexual Abuse: My Story, Part 2

By Gayook Wong | September 15, 2020

I had already been through years of my own therapy as well as therapy training. I had already worked through issues of physical and emotional abuse, the trauma of escaping…

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