What do you think of when you hear the word trauma? A distressing event such as a car crash, an assault or the sudden death of a loved one? Or do you think of symptoms like flashbacks, dissociation and panic attacks?
At times, emotions can hit us with the full force of a tsunami, and frankly, we wonder if we will survive. Think about the inconsolable sorrow felt when a loved one dies, the intense fury when someone betrays you, or the crippling stress of a complex and seemingly impossible task.