Right now, we are all experiencing a global event where many of us feel helpless, powerless, and uncertain. Those elements are the perfect recipe for anxiety and trauma.
What is trauma? Yes, it’s a situation where your life is in danger, but more commonly, we experience something as traumatic when we feel profoundly helpless or lose our ability to cope. That definition of trauma is far more common.
What we are all experiencing right now with isolation, health concerns and massive changes to our routine and expectations is triggering our brains into fight, flight, freeze response.