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