How Trauma Affects The Brain!

Trauma Affects the brain by becoming extremely overactive.


Everything in the brain becomes heighted.


It leads to stress, fear, and panic.


Our brains face an uphill battle.


It's a struggle to maintain focus, and concentration.


It’s as if our brains are somewhere else.


Our brains go to negativity of self and of others.


We have negative thoughts of self harm, because we feel so very unworthy.


We send negative messages to the brain which then lower self esteem and self image.


We tend to think that everyone is out to harm us.


Our brains become unstructured after trauma , we see everything in the extreme.


Our brains have a significant amount of flashbacks of our specific trauma which leads to not sleeping, and possibly not eating, which then takes a negative toll on our overall health.


There are three areas of the brain which are significantly impacted  during trauma, and where many emotional scars lie, the three parts of the brain that take the most hit are the amygdala, hippocampus, and the prefrontal cortex.


These specific areas of the brain suffer the most emotional stress and have extreme forms of PTSD.


If these specific ares of the brain are left without the proper treatment it can lead to self harm, through suicidal thoughts, or lead to drugs , alchol and even prositution.


It is extremely important and significant to reach out to community resources for support and guidance during these rough patches.


Without the proper care and treatment your brain is left very vulnerable which leads down very dark roads, which are listed above.


Your brain needs to be restructured and rebuilt after going through such horrific trauma.


It will not go away on its own. 


When you have a wound you care for it by putting alcohol or band aid on it so it is properly taken care of without an infection, you have to do the same thing for your brain.


It is vital to your mental health and overall well being to seek out treatment, rather than counselling, group therapy, as well as finding different  strategies to change those negative brain waves from you telling you you're not good enough.


Some things may include going for runs, signing up for a marathon, journaling, writing a book, giving back to the community, maybe even supporting other people who have experiences and witnessed a crime, volunteering at local police stations, or women’s shelters.


It's a known fact that when we give back to the community and others who may be suffering we increase our awareness of who we are and who we want to become and who we feel and think we should be.


We even began to feel the self accomplishment which brings up our self esteem, which impacts the way we think about ourselves creating the positivity wheel in our head, we go from self doubt, to positive self awareness.


We feel as though we belong and are connected to something in the community such as a charitable or non profit we feel a sense of self love. That's one of the healing steps that we can provide to our brains is the messages we send to those brain waves.


It’s about taking something that's so broken and finding a strategy to fix it.


Below you will find some resources for support:


https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index/trauma



https://braininjurycanada.ca/en/



https://trauma.blog.yorku.ca/resources/