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Many types of traumatic and stressful events can cause a traumatic reaction…


Natural disasters

Motor Vehicle Accident

Domestic violence/Domestic Abuse

Sexual, physical, or emotional abuse

Combat exposure

Victim of a crime

Adoption challenges/Attachment Reactive Disorder

Chronic medical issues

Chronic exposure to hardship


Tumultuous divorce

Life transitions

Growing up in a harsh environment

Chronic exposure to distress

Grief over the loss of a loved one

Abuse from someone in authority


Survivors of trauma all respond differently


Emotional/Psychological Symptoms


Shock, denial, disbelief

Confusion, forgetfulness, not remembering how you got places

Anger, irritability, mood swings


Panic/anxiety attacks

Withdrawn from others

Feeling sad or hopeless

Difficulties feeling positive emotions

Feeling disconnected or numb

Feeling hyper alert


Physical Symptoms


Feeling restless or jittery


Being startled easily

Racing heartbeat

Edginess and agitation

Aches and pains

Muscle tension

Sweating, hot and cold flashes

Difficulties being in a crowd


Traumatic experiences are associated with higher lifetime prevalence of chronic physical health conditions.


Trauma informed treatment can help you regain control of your life by assisting you in:

Recognizing and managing triggers

Regulating your nervous system

Setting healthy boundaries

Establishing a sense of safety in your life

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