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Understanding Trauma

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Building your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity

Understanding Trauma

Taught by Professor Molly Birkholm | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

All trauma—whether caused by a single event or prolonged exposure to a traumatic pattern—affects our physical body and our mind. Trauma causes specific changes in the brain and even in the genetics of reproduction. Learn why, without help, the mind and body can get stuck in the loop of the sympathetic nervous system’s trauma response. And how, with appropriate help, the mind and body can heal.