Trauma is a physiological response to an event.

An event only needs to be perceived as life-threatening to trigger a response.

Trauma is the physiological response to any event or series of events that we perceive as life threatening and that can overwhelm us. The nervous system sometimes operates as an all-or-nothing system.

Metaphorically, we can consider the nervous system to be a container that holds unresolved trauma.

The nervous system sometimes operates as an all-or-nothing system and therefore an event doesn’t need to be life threatening.

It only needs to be perceived as such.

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