About This Site

My name is CJ Patterson and I’m a licensed counselor by trade.  I have developed this concept over the past couple of years and have struggled with how to express it so that

  1. It’s accessible- I want the concept to be easy to understand, easy to remember, and easy to apply.
  2. It’s comprehensive- the more I think about the impacts of trauma, the more ways I see how past traumas have shaped our values and behaviors on cultural levels.
  3. It will help us create more effective solutions as we continue to work towards a sustainable future.


I’m introverted, I am not an expert in SEO, I do not have contacts in publishing world, and I’m terrible at marketing.  But I believe these ideas are accurate, and are important missing pieces in how we formulate the myriad of problems that we face as we enter into this brave new Anthropocene. As a result, I have begun to just try to get the ideas out there and let people decide for themselves if they make sense.

If you wish to comment or join me in this endeavor, please contact me at collaboration@culturalptsd.org