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Trauma by definition is unbearable. Intolerable. Overwhelming. Out of control.
In fact for many people, the memory of trauma is so upsetting that they will try to push it out of their minds, move on, act as if nothing happened.
Trauma affects not only those who are directly exposed to it, but also those around them. Wives of men who suffer from PTSD tend to become depressed, the children of depressed mothers struggle with anxiety and insecurity. Having been exposed to violence as a child makes if difficult to establish trusting relationships as an adult.
Not just and event that took place sometime in the past, it is an imprint. …a trauma imprint that leaves traces on our mind, body, and brain.
This imprint of trauma has ongoing consequences for how we manage to survive in the present.