What happens in the brain when we’re exposed to traumatic events? How do we prevent ourselves and the people we care about from ending up traumatized once this
What happens in the brain when we’re exposed to traumatic events? How do we prevent ourselves and the people we care about from ending up traumatized once this Corona Virus pandemic is over?
We know the pandemic is threatening our physical, emotional, social and economic well-being. Most people will be resilient. But like all traumatic events, these events can leave scars with strong ramifications including being at risk for:
ADD & ADHD
All this as a result of the impact of high levels of acute or chronic stress on the body.
Certain populations are also more vulnerable than others. i.e. People previously exposed to traumatic events such as the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Psychologists call “conjoined trauma”.
And, you don’t need to be on the frontlines to experience it. Many people will experience vicarious trauma through the images and stories we’re living as we write history.
The key to preventing traumatization is understanding of how trauma gets encoded in the brain.
Learn simple, hands on exercises, to prevent current stressors from causing lasting damage to your psyche.
We’re all at risk for victimization during this crisis. Empower yourself by understanding how your body is wired and learn to take control of your circuitry.