3 Symptoms Of Trauma
- hyperarousal – startle reactions, hyper-alertness, vigilance for danger, or other bodily signs that prepare the body for fight or flight.
- intrusive thoughts – reliving the event; unwanted thoughts or images pushing their way into your mind on a regular basis.
- constriction – feeling shut down, frozen.
People can have these symptoms after bad personal experiences (assault, rape, war) or natural disasters (storms, floods) or other events that overwhelm our ability to adapt. If these are familiar pieces of your day, you probably want to get professional help.
For relaxation, consider Object of Obsession