When a traumatic event triggers our internal alarm system, the body goes into fight, flight, or freeze . . .
. . . but what happens in the brain during trauma?
According to Dan Siegel, MD, there are two key chemical reactions to trauma (and one can play a role in actually shrinking part of the brain).
Check out the video clip (below) for more – it’s just 4 minutes.
Knowing how trauma affects the brain can enhance our interventions for helping patients heal from a traumatic experience.
How have you used brain science in your work with traumatized clients? Please share your experience in the comments section below.