What Is Trauma?
Trauma is something that explodes into your life and rips apart any suggestion of safety or security that you might have believed that you had. Often related to life-threatening incidents, the death of a loved one, an event where their lives or safety were threatened, or where they were abused in some way.
A traumatic experience is more than just fear; it makes the person so scared that they are emotionally scarred and find life beyond the trauma difficult to normalise again.The natural reaction of someone experiencing a traumatic event is for them to freeze and detach themselves from the situation. Whilst their minds may automatically attempt to protect them by becoming emotionally numb, the memories of the event may haunt them through the period of trauma which follows.