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Dr. Sandra Thebaud helps us expand our understanding about trauma and pain and suffering. "We need to expand our definition of 'trauma' to include any event. Whether the conscious mind wants to label it big or small, good or bad, right or wrong; any event that the mind isn't able to fully process at the moment it's happening, the body has to "store" it somewhere to deal with it later. Except we never consciously deal with it later. We just go, 'Oh, get over it. It's okay. It didn't matter. It wasn't a big deal. You know... Get some therapy and just move past it.' - or whatever - but, you know, traditional psycho-therapy doesn't always deal with the physical - emotional - energetic side of the experience." Regarding Pain and Suffering Sandra shares, "I want people to know there is a difference between pain and suffering. Pain is a physical event that happens in the moment. Suffering is a psychological event that continues on long after the event has happened, and suffering is completely unnecessary. There are a lot of people out there who are suffering from things that are no longer happening to them right now, and they don’t need to continue suffering at all. … Without suffering, you open yourself up to so much joy.

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