The Top 5 Questions Related to Trauma

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It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized.”[1]

Below is a list of the 5 most common questions people ask related to trauma.

1. What is trauma?

In summary, an emotional or psychological trauma:

Occurs when a person is exposed to an intensely stressful experience which destroys their basic sense of security.

Thus, it threatens their safety (physical, emotional or psychological).

Often the experience will have been unexpected.

The person will have felt completely overwhelmed, helpless and alone.

This experience will have left the person feeling used, abused, taken advantage of, treated as an object, violated, disregarded or trashed.

They will also feel extremely vulnerable, powerless, and unable to protect themselves from similar dangers in the future.

A negative life experience…

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