Dr. Shelley Uram on Trauma in Humans
One of America’s most respected centers for treating trauma and addiction, The Meadows presents a 16-part video series, viewable on YouTube, in which Dr. Shelley Uram addresses topics ranging from the nature of the authentic self to the benefits of Somatic Experiencing.
In the installment titled "Trauma in Humans," Dr. Uram, a psychologist and senior fellow at The Meadows, discusses how people experience trauma.
"For most mammal species," she explains, "it's the big, bad, ugly, scary stuff" - blood and guts, emergency rooms, natural disasters - that get registered in the brain as trauma. In humans, however, "The big, bad, ugly, scary stuff is a tiny drop in the bucket."
"In my experience, trauma syndromes are far greater than just the big, bad, ugly, scary stuff," she continues, adding that the worst traumas tend to be subtle or "covert traumas" that aren't visible.
In other videos in this series, Dr. Uram shares her expertise on trauma triggers, addiction, and the effects of emotional trauma on brain development.
Shelley Uram, M.D., is a Harvard-trained, triple board-certified psychiatrist who speaks nationally and internationally on the brain's survival wiring - and how it can interfere with modern life. As a senior fellow at The Meadows, Dr. Uram conducts patient lectures and trains staff members. She also serves as a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, and she treats patients in her Phoenix office.
The Meadows' video series includes interviews with other prominent figures in the mental health field, including John Bradshaw and Maureen Canning; see www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg. To learn more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for trauma, addiction, and other disorders, visit www.themeadows.com or call 800-244-4949.