How Trauma May Damage Life Without Help
We learn from sharing our life experiences. Work in healthcare was like reading books. Thousands of individuals, young and old, shared their stories.
A recent one was about the course of a journey up to witnessing a first body tremor. It was horrific, sad…a consistent visceral response through the end. This individual openly confessed to neglecting signs through their life that eventually led to neurological impact. Trauma occurred but the course that was chosen was one of neglecting the healthier path. To add to the tremors were movement, visual and digestive issues.
The American Psychological Association sites trauma as an emotional response to a terrible event – an accident, rape or natural disaster.
Merriam Webster’s definition includes physical, psychic or behavioral, and emotional events. The website helpguide.org summarizes:
Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and alone can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. 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.
Everyone has experienced trauma.
Learning new experiences as a child is traumatic. A fetus may experience trauma from a mother’s stress. Puberty alone is traumatic! Gaining adult responsibility is traumatic upon failures. Our body responds adversely to neglect in these situations. It changes the course of our health. Forming destructive habits splinters the way our body interprets sensations. It may harm neurological function, as exhibited by the story above.
It’s possible to live the healthier, life-giving path following trauma. Although, it requires work, motivation…character. GIG Design are wise leaders in this feat because our team has experience and knowledge in the rehabilitative side of trauma. For those ready to walk the healthy walk, contact us
to successfully prosper.