Britney Griner’s Trauma: A Therapist Analyzes Her Ordeal in Russia

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines’, hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss the psychological impact of Britney Griner’s experience of improsement and the process of healing from trauma.

Imprisonment’s Harsh Impact

Prison conditions can be incredibly harsh, lacking basic necessities and fostering feelings of dehumanization. These factors can lead to significant emotional trauma.

Freedom and Lingering Pain

While undoubtedly relieved to be free, survivors of traumatic imprisonment may experience guilt knowing others remain behind. This can complicate the healing process.

The Path to Recovery

Healing from trauma takes time and often requires professional support. Understanding the potential for conditions like PTSD is key to helping survivors like Griner regain their strength.

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