Trauma and PTSD

The defenition of Trauma in the dictionary is: A deeply distressing or disturbing experience.

When most people talk about trauma, they usually refer to the extreme effects of trauma called PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).  If we break this down it basically means the stress you are left with after (post) a traumatic event.

And this traumatic event is relative to the moment you experience it.  Too often we minimize things that have happened to us in childhood because we are looking at them through 'adult eyes'.

In the therapy industry, Trauma is divided into three main types: Acute, Chronic, and Complex.

NB: This page is still under construction


Love Transformed

A short poem that highlights the innocent way trauma can affect who we really are

A boy was loved when his father hit him hard

so his own love transformed

his heart standing guard.

 

A girl was loved when her mother left

in spite her own love transformed

her heart ready to fight.

 

A boy was loved when his mother abused him

his own love transformed

his heart always refusing.

 

A girl was loved when her father had gin

her own love transformed

she'd let nobody in.

 

Unable to recognize that their love was insane

they grew up to be parents to add to the chain

another generation of unbelievable pain.


Useful Information about Trauma

1. Gabor Mate Docufilm: The Wisdom of Trauma 2021

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