In this session, Dr Bessel van der Kolk investigates two cases of sexual assault. One case is of a 14-year-old boy who is assaulted by his teacher and the other is of a 3-year-old girl who is being molested by her dad. Dr van der Kolk examines the issue of shame in these cases of sexual assault, outlining how shame relates to the grooming process. Dr van der Kolk shares his own personal example of a traumatic incident and pathway to recovery.
In this session, we develop a deeper understanding on how sexual trauma can affect our relationships.