When Trauma in a person's life is not attended to, it spreads like a rain storm starting in one area and spreading outward until it envelopes you this includes unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives. In any case trauma leaves its imprint on the brain.
The most common reactions is that after a trauma it can feel like we have 99 problems—I'm scared, I can't sleep, I'm on edge, I'm angry, etc.—and recognizing that all of these problems are tied to the trauma can make them feel more manageable: Maybe what I'm experiencing is one problem with many faces. It can also be useful to realize that as the recovery process unfolds, these experiences are likely to improve, which can instill hope.
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- From the desk of the Chaplain