Recognizing a Trauma Response- and Responding with Love

A trauma response is any reaction that serves to protect us from what we perceive as a threat due to our past lived experiences. They often include emotions, body sensations, thoughts, and behaviors. They are instinctual, learned, and come from the part of our brains concerned with survival – the amygdala. Trauma responses and what can trigger them are as unique as the person.

Betrayal Trauma- The Discovery

‘How did I miss the signs? I should have known. Am I not good enough? Is there something wrong with me? I have been emotionally distant. I am not attractive.’ The list can go on of all the things that can come through the mind of the woman who has just learned about