If you hide your trauma from yourself, you are likely to react like an animal in a thunderstorm, having a full body response to the hormones that signal danger. Without language or context, your awareness may be limited to ‘I am scared’. Yet, determined to stay in control, you are likely to avoid anybody or […]
Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio studied emotions for over 30 years. His research suggested that emotions are motivators that have evolved over millions of years (1).
If you are struggling with any of the above trauma-related reactions, the best plan of action is to see a psychotherapist. Recovery from trauma or PTSD can be difficult and painful but it is much better facilitated with support from a trained professional.