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Trauma

Trauma is a clinical word for deep suffering. It can be introduced into our lives through a single event or a series of situations that have undermined our trust and disempowered us to the extent that we have lost choice and control in our environment or over ourselves. Trauma can be caused by childhood neglect, sexual or domestic abuse and war. Invisible abuses like psychological abuse or gaslighting, verbal abuse, and financial abuse can also be causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. These invisible abuses can be more difficult to organize because of the confusion involved in recovery. Trauma informed care is the backbone of all trauma recovery. This approach asks, “what happened to you?” rather than, “what’s wrong with you?” The main idea of trauma work is to regain control of your body and rewire your brain to reclaim the true you from the ashes of someone else’s poor choices. The goal of trauma work is to relearn that it’s okay to be okay, to make mistakes, to stand up for yourself, and to be empowered to live within your boundaries and needs. This vital work is done to reconnect you to your wisdom, compassion, and insight so we can enable your hope and one-of-a-kind influence in the world.

Gain greater understanding of complex trauma in this interview with Mary Ellen - how to recognize, address, connect dots, and be a part of healing.

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Trauma is

the experience of being rendered out of control, without choice.

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Trauma is

in a single event or chronically. The earlier the onset of the trauma, the greater the anxiety within the individual.

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Trauma happens

as a single event or chronically. The earlier the onset of the trauma, the greater the anxiety within the individual.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is

an injury to the nervous system and is categorized as an anxiety disorder.

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To survive this experience

the body forms compensatory systems of avoidance, re-experience or numbness to react to the anxiety with some sense of control.