Traumas occur in many ways. Trauma is subjective; events that traumatize one person may not traumatize another. Traumas may relate to single events or be the result of continuous drip feeding or longer-term neglect which results in a trauma response.
Types of trauma
Trauma responses can vary significantly; fight, flight, freeze and flop being four of the different ways in which a trauma sufferer might respond.
Trauma is a physiological and psychological phenomenon. Traumas are held and felt in the body. Learning about our own bodily response to trauma and understanding what’s happening to us when we are traumatized is the beginning to recovery and being able to live with trauma and reduce or even mitigate the impact that the trauma has on relationships and everyday life.