What is Trauma? 

Post TRAUMATIC stress DISORDER 

Trauma can be perceived and experienced differently by everyone, it can happen suddenly or over time.  Trauma happens when you experience events that are or are perceived as threatening, unsafe or dangerous.  This can happen immediately after an event or it can remain hidden for years, much less obvious to you or others around you.  But the effects of trauma, or PTSD, do not have to last forever.  Once you understand you symptoms, your responses and your needs, you can learn to manage the symptoms and can heal with the right tools.  

 

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
— Carl Jung