. . . Monday August 16, 2004

The Healing of John McCain

Within the broader community of psychologists, there is a small but growing collection of trauma specialists who are considering the idea of re-trauma therapy. The idea is that one can alleviate the nagging symptoms caused by a past, involuntary trauma (say, being captured and held as a prisoner of war) by putting oneself through another traumatic experience (or series of experiences) that are equally chilling, but to some extent voluntary.

Will this theory hold water? I guess we’ll have to keep an eye on John McCain’s psychological state to find out.

Concentration is important!