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Empowered through Understanding: Trauma, Triggers, and the Brain

Melanie G Snyder ·
One plump, juicy, dusty purple Concord grape. That’s all it took for a sudden, overwhelming mix of rage, loss, sadness, and panicky fear to flood over me, leaving me sitting in my kitchen, shaking, heart pounding, with tears streaming down my face. Then, blind-sided, I wondered, What the hell just happened? The short answer: That one tiny grape was a trauma trigger, though I’d had no idea before popping it into my mouth that it would be. It turns out that the smell (and taste) of that one...
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Re: Empowered through Understanding: Trauma, Triggers, and the Brain

Melanie: Is it o.k. to share this on the main ACEs page? You write and inform and share all at the same time. Thank you for sharing this and breaking it down and also sharing what you did to work with this unexpected trigger. I always admire ALL the work you are doing. Thank you for sharing! Cissy
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Re: Empowered through Understanding: Trauma, Triggers, and the Brain

Melanie G Snyder ·
Hey Cissy- thank you so much for your lovely affirmation - and yes, I'd be honored to have this shared on the main ACEs page. Thanks so much for offering to do that. Blessings, Melanie
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Re: Empowered through Understanding: Trauma, Triggers, and the Brain

Melanie: I just saw this on the home page today. THANKS FOR DOING THIS. I love this piece. I'm sorry for slow response. I am still catching up post ACEs Conference. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, writing and experience. Cissy
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