Following a traumatic experience, many children and adults struggle with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. Many people report feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. But with the right treatment, strategies, and support, people can heal and move on.
‘it’s not what actually happened, but your emotional experience of the event that matters”
Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. We know that it’s not the objective facts but your emotional experience of the event that matters – so the more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to feel traumatised.