We all know the word ‘trauma’, but how much do we see its manifestation in lives? We suppose that we don’t see it much. If we did, we would understand ourselves and each other much better. Rather than focusing on the tip of the iceberg where we look at when we experience disliked behavior we would look more to the unseen part of the iceberg, the one under water, so to try to understand the roots of emotions.
In fact, it is said that there are only two emotions: one is LOVE and the other is FEAR. All positive emotions feed on love, and negative emotions feed on fear. When you look at communication barriers (not listening, mocking, shouting, humiliating, etc.) having in mind this information a different picture can arise. We invite you to observe this in your daily life. We found a nice map of trauma reactions from @mindful.brains (below) and wanted to share it. But as one NLP principle says, “The map is not the territory.” EVERYTHING we read, hear, think we know, we need to filter through our own understanding. There is no other way.
Understanding the Impact of Trauma
Trauma, including one-time, multiple, or long-lasting repetitive events, affects everyone differently. Some individuals may clearly display criteria associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but many more individuals will exhibit resilient responses or brief subclinical symptoms or consequences that fall outside of diagnostic criteria. The impact of trauma can be subtle, insidious, or outright destructive.
The way a person reacts to trauma depends on many things, such as the type and severity of the traumatic event, the amount of available support for the person following the incident, other stressors currently being experienced in the person’s life, the existence of certain personality traits, natural levels of resilience, and whether the person has had any traumatic experiences before. Common reactions include a range of mental, emotional, physical and behavioural responses.
Disclaimer: Response to a traumatic event varies significantly among people. This is not an exhaustive list. ⚠