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What happens in the body during Trauma

What happens in the body during Trauma

When you are in a threatening situation your body automatically goes into fight, flight, or freeze mode. This is your survival instinct and it is hardwired in your biology. (You can read more about the symptoms of PTSD here and here, and why PTSD develops here). Lets...
Why Does PTSD Develop?

Why Does PTSD Develop?

Last week we reviewed what PTSD looks like (you can read about those symptoms here). This week we are going to review why PTSD develops. The focus will be on the role our Fight – Flight – Freeze survival response system plays in the development and maintenance of...

Understanding PTSD Symptoms

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) break down into 4 main categories: Re-Experiencing, Avoidance, Negative Thoughts and Feelings, and Arousal. I wrote bit about this before here.  Let’s imagine for a bit that you got into a car accident on the way...

3 Types of Trauma No One Talks About

When we talk about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) we think of specific events: Combat, Rape, Assault, Fire, Car Accident, etc… However, there are 3 other types of events that occur daily, little by little, over a long period of time that are also...