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.
If you want to learn more about what happens to the brain during trauma, click here for our Rethinking Trauma series.
How have you used brain science in your work with traumatized clients? Please share your experience in the comments section below.