Years ago, trauma was defined more by external events rather than the responses human beings have to those events. Psychological trauma can happen to anyone when they perceive a situation as a threat and are unable to complete a satisfactory fight, flight or freeze response.
The nervous system is designed to keep us psychological intact when we perceive we cannot keep ourselves safe in a situation. However, if we do not address the way in which our nervous and memory system categorized the event, the aftermath can be quite devastating.
The origins of Somatic Experiencing from the founder
Why Somatic Experiencing works so well with trauma
The basics of how trauma gets trapped in the body
The simple protocols that go a long way
The spiritual implications of trauma
The relationship between presence, dissociation and trauma
Where trauma work is headed