Reflection On Trauma Healing

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I am extremely excited about PACS 331 and the content that we are going to cover throughout the term. I’ve always been interested in trauma healing and hope that after the course I will be more knowledgeable about identifying trauma and about how to help those who have experienced or are experiencing it.
I personally think that the idea of these journals is a great learning tool. Taking the time to reflect on learning is something that often is tossed aside until dreaded midterms and finals where the lessons are required to be absorbed, usually at a thoughtless and rushed pace. I often find studying like this to be a short term solution, and I usually don’t remember lesson content afterwards. With these journals, I think that I will be able to understand course content not only more thoroughly but remember it as well, and then go use it to further my understanding and skills in the future.
I am very interested in the aspects of pet and music therapy. I hope to look into these topics for my research project after learning more about trauma healing through course content. I think that these topics fit well into the outline that we went over in this class, and will reach out to other subtopics worth studying after exploring the base course ideas.
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I think that this reading allowed for the class to contribute in informed discussion and although it is early in the course, it opens up our thought processes to discuss and learn through discussion. The history of activist movements, specifically the ones that were centred on women interested me the most. The numbers that compare the amount of traumatic events women face vs men astounds me personally. I think that this topic was especially interesting, considering that our class is made of only

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