Freedom from Family Life traumas (pt. 1)

DEFINITIONS

TRAUMA: “a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems usually for a long time” –Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Broadly speaking, a trauma is usually the result of an event or disaster that has occurred and thereby producing a distressing state of mind in the individual concerned and evoking emotional responses and behavior that is not in keeping with the person’s normal behavior and responses.
Trauma can range from mild to severe!

EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA
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.

TRAUMA AND STAGES OF LIFE
Trauma can occur at any stage in an individual’s development.
1)Foetus in the womb
2)During birth
3)Puberty and Teenage
4)Adolescence
5)Adult
6)Menopause
7)Old Age
8)Death

FACTORS THAT CAN CAUSE EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMAS

1)Major illness-especially terminal illness (Malignant Cancer)
2)Accidents (Especially fatal accidents)
3)Severe Bullying (especially verbal and physical bullying at school)
4)Suddenly loss of job and financial crises
5)Abuse (Includes: domestic, sexual, verbal, emotional, physical etc)
6)Fear (Both known and unknown cause)
7)Bereavement (Loss of someone dear to you)
8)Sports injuries
9)Relationship break-ups (dumping and jumping)
10)Major surgery at the early part of life (especially first few weeks to months of birth)

EMOTIONAL TRAUMA PATHWAYS

1)It happened unexpectedly.
2)You were unprepared for it.
3)You felt powerless to prevent it.
4)It happened repeatedly.
5)Someone was intentionally cruel.
6)It happened in childhood.

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