How can trauma affect children?
Trauma can be multifaced and have numerous ramifications and implications for and in our lives. Schimmerti (2018, p. 552) says that “distressing experiences may affect the psychological processes of an individual at multiple levels of functioning, fostering significant alterations in self-concept, relationship patterns, and belief systems”. Distressing experiences, we need to add, affect different people…
What is Trauma?
According to the American Psychological Association (https://www.apa.org/topics/trauma), “trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some…
Let’s talk about trauma
I decided to write this article after an interaction I had with a woman, who told me that she frequently jokes about her trauma. I realized that I do too, sometimes more and sometimes less, it depends on the mood I have from times to times. I felt inspired to talk about my trauma, but…