What is trauma?
According to Dr. Peter Levine, "Trauma is the most misunderstood and untreated cause of human suffering.
Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope, it causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes the sense of self and the ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences.
Trauma is Trauma no matter what caused it.
"Trauma is not the story of something that happened back then. It’s the current imprint of that pain, horror, and fear living inside people.” -Bessel van der Kolk