5 Signs of Trauma You May Not Know About

People who have unprocessed trauma often report having commonly known symptoms, such as intrusive thoughts of the event(s), mood swings, loss of memory and more.    However, some people may be struggling with unresolved trauma without even realizing it. In fact, 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced trauma at least once …

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What is the Trauma Symptom of Avoidance?

Avoidance is a typical trauma response. It is a coping mechanism that you may use to reduce the adverse effects of trauma, such as distressing thoughts and feelings. It is entirely natural to want to not think about a traumatic event or your emotions related to it. However, when avoidance is extreme or the primary …

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What Are Grounding Exercises?

Grounding exercises are practices that can help you manage your trauma symptoms when they occur. To feel grounded is to feel centered. These strategies are good to use when you are struggling to help prevent your symptoms from getting worse. It is also helpful to practice grounding exercises when you are not experiencing symptoms because …

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examples of grounding exercises: deep breathing, hold a piece of ice, listen to nature sounds, take a mindful walk, enjoy a drink or some food

Intergenerational Trauma and Racial Trauma

Black History Month is a celebration of Black people and Black people’s achievements, and a time for recognizing Black people’s central role in the history of the United States. During this period of celebration, it is also essential to acknowledge the trauma that Black people have and still endure in America. This trauma is often …

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Sexual Assault and Trauma in Women

Sexual assault is one of the most common causes of trauma and PTSD among women. While PTSD is often associated with combat veterans, in reality, around 50% of PTSD cases in the US are developed in the aftermath of sexual or physical violence.     Trauma Symptoms All survivors of sexual violence react differently, some with …

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1 out of 6 women are sexually assaulted

How Common is Trauma?

Trauma is a common occurrence We often associate trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with military and combat veterans. In reality, 70% of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. Trauma can occur after experiencing a single life-threatening event, such as an accident or a natural …

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Common reactions to trauma

What Causes Trauma?

What causes trauma? Trauma is caused by experiencing an intense, emotional event. June is PTSD Awareness Month and it could not be a better time to spread awareness about Trauma and PTSD. Understanding the cause for trauma can be the first step in identifying whether or not you have PTSD. The current political climate is chaotic, Black Lives …

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What causes trauma?
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