Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a result of an experience that is overwhelming, frightening, and beyond our control. A car crash, be the victim of an assault or see an accident. It is also a psychological reaction occurring after experiencing a highly stressing event such as witnessing (whether directly or via other medium of information – TV, Internet, etc.) terrorist act, violence, natural disaster or criminal event.
Most people, in time, get over experiences like this without needing trauma treatment. In some people though, traumatic experiences set off a reaction that can last for many months or years. This is called PTSD and needs professional help.
When a traumatic event happens in your life, it shakes you to the core. You don’t feel safe, and the event keeps replaying itself over and over again.