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  • Amelia Gillis, LMHC

Traumatic Experience

Traumatic Experiences and How they Shape us


Triggered. Torn. Confused. Years of torment plagues your mind as you relive the experiences that constantly replay. Peace seems so far away. Fear keeps you held within the negative patterns that says "this too won't pass". It has become comforting because it's so familiar.


TRAUMA

Trauma manifests itself it varies ways. Trauma is defined as a response to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience 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. This can cause a


Traumatic situations that cause symptoms vary from person to person. While there are no objective criteria to evaluate which events will cause symptoms. Indeed, it is very subjective and it is important to bear in mind that it is defined more by its response than its trigger.


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