By jona bryndis, Mar 21 2019 05:07PM
Traumatic events are alarming, unexpected, and intense creating an energetic split from what we felt as normal or even safe. They expose us or let us experience something that is deeply distressing or disturbing leaving us feeling overwhelmed, helpless, alone, and even hurt or damaged.
Recent data suggests that approximately 70% of all adults have been exposed to at least one traumatic experience in their lives and of those exposed about 20% will likely develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in their lifetimes (Sidran Institute, 2016).
Exposure to even one traumatic event can create a change in our body chemistry, brain functionality, and how we interact with the world.
It wires us for survival (fight or flight response) and creates in us an oversensitivity to our surroundings, to life itself and can lead to all kinds of attempts to regulate our system from this stress-based level.