One of my areas of specialty is working with individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives. I enjoy this work, in part, because I am able to witness the strength and resiliency of the human spirit. I have witnessed incredible transformation, growth, and healing in people who had previously felt stuck, isolated, angry, fearful, and hopeless.
I would like to take some time to talk about the aspects of trauma that I am most often asked about. There seems to be some misconceptions about what trauma is, and why our bodies and brains respond the way they do. Today I will address the first question: What is trauma?
The word ‘trauma’ comes from the Greek word, meaning “wound.” It can certainly be a psychic or spiritual wound. Traumatic events are distressing, and overwhelm our ability to cope. Many of us have experienced some type of trauma in our lives. This does not mean that everyone develops Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or has a need to seek treatment for every experience...
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