What is Trauma and Complex Trauma?

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complex trauma

complex trauma or C-Trauma happens when layer on layer of more trauma is heaped on an initial trauma
C-trauma is a reordering of your nervous system to help respond and deal with unknown and/or unfamiliar dangers or environments.

To deal with C-Trauma
need to reassure the body that it is safe
so need to calm the body and allow it to feel safe

c trauma can look like anxiety, depression, hysteria, substance misuse, emotionally unstable personality disorder and dissociation

nervous system traits and trauma

strategies to deal with c trauma include dealing with:

the emotional down regulation of avoidance or numbness
the emotional up regulation of hypervigilance, flooding, distress


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