Are you repressing trauma?
Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences.
Two truths about trauma: Trauma does not discriminate. Trauma is pervasive throughout the world.
While there is no criteria to evaluate what will cause post-trauma symptoms, situations typically involve the abuse of power, betrayal, helplessness, loss of control, and verbal or physical abuse. Traumatic situations can vary quite dramatically from person to person, and be defined by its response as well as its trigger.
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