WHAT IS TRAUMA?
We hear the term used all the time. “He or she was traumatized”. Often the impression we get is that trauma makes people go a little crazy and maybe do crazy things. Both of these can be true. To define trauma what I will do is first identify the types of experiences which typically can cause trauma and then identify some of the emotional effects seen with trauma.
In general, the type of experience that will create trauma is one that invokes fear combined with a loss of control. It can be as simple as that. More