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Understanding the Effects of Trauma: PTSD - The essential psychological effect of trauma is a shattering of innocence. Trauma creates a loss of faith that there is any safety, predictability, or meaning in the world, or any safe place in which to retreat. It involves utter disillusionment. Because traumatic events are often unable to be processed by the mind and body as other experiences are, due to their overwhelming and shocking nature, they are not integrated or digested.
This sheet is adapted from my Personal Development 101 workbook. Stress is not good or bad - it is our view of it and how we react towards it. we need stress to live and thrive!