The simplest definition of trauma is when one experiences tragic situations which is more than the mind can contain.
Trauma can occur whenever an individual has experienced great stress beyond a person’s understanding of what is expected or usually experienced.
Trauma is caused by several incidents. These incidents include:
- Natural disasters
- Medical procedures
- Spiritual Abuse
- Ritual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Verbal Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Occult Abuse
A person who has experienced repeated and possibly severe trauma over a long period of time, especially during childhood, has an increased risk of developing co-occurring disorders during adulthood due to the trauma experienced. Not everyone who experiences trauma will develop co-occurring disorders but the percentage of developing one or more of the following disorders is raised:
When an individual has experienced trauma, whether as a child or as an adult, healing can take place. Overcoming the situations which caused the trauma can be difficult and challenging. With the support of a caring therapist, healing can be achievable.