What is Trauma?
Trauma is an experience that causes emotional and psychological distress. Traumatic experiences overtake a person’s ability to process emotions and thoughts in a calm manner. Distress related to a traumatic experience will reoccur in the subconscious mind and body until they are released.
Trauma occurs from single overwhelming incidents as well as experiences over time. We often associate trauma with a shocking event such as a violent crime or the sudden loss of a loved one. Such incidents are traumatic, but trauma can also result from everyday life challenges. Therefore, trauma can occur to any one person and is not something to stigmatize. Unfortunately, many people do feel shame about experiencing and talking about their past. When we feel embarrassed or unable to talk about it, it is important to acknowledge that emotion so that it does not stop you from healing.
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