How Trauma Affects The Brain?
Trauma affects the brain by constant flashes backs, and feeling as if your right back in the trauma.
When it comes to the effects of the brain it leads to PTSD.
PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
PTSD affects 70 percent of Canadians, and world wide 1 in 10 people will suffer from PTSD.
When it comes to trauma affecting the brain it also makes you extremely hypervigilant.
Your brain is always in panic mode.
The brain will jump to the worst case scenario, because that's what it knows.
Your brain reacts in a fighter flight mode.
You think everyone is out to get you.
Your brain tells you that trust is not an option.
The fear takes over.
It traps you , and locks you in thinking there is no way out.
Your brain is rewired.
You think so differently.
You also suffer from memory loss as a trauma survivor.
Your memory is impacted, you suddenly need to create lists.
You find yourself repeating things, or being in the middle of a story and not remembering certain points.
For me personally I will be saying something to someone, and then forget my thought process, “ oh what was I just saying”?
It’s vital to get the help and support right away before it consumes you.
Join support groups, talk to a counselor.
Reach out to your doctor.
Take the online PTSD test.
Be active in your recovery.
Find different coping strategies that will be effective in your everyday life.
It’s vital to address this right away.
Don’t wait for it to get out of control.
You get in front of it.
Create a solution to the problem.
Don’t let your thoughts consume you.
I know it’s much easier said than done
You have to take care of yourself and put yourself as a priority.
The brain can heal from trauma.
It will never go away, you can get through it.
There is hope with the proper resources and support.
Get your life back, it’s what you deserve.