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useful video to help people understand Trauma and the Brain (and points to remember for those working with trauma victims)... and all in an amazing Scottish accent!

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Trauma Tree - this is a good graphic of how symptoms can grow from trauma and ignoring the issues. With good therapy, coping skills and support these symptoms can be more controllable

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Free Trauma-Informed Care Infographic. See instructions at the bottom of the page for printing. From the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care, University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Please share this!

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We remember trauma less in words and more with our feelings and our bodies. Understanding our feelings & "fight or flight" mechanism is the start of taking back control of our lives (Anxiety & Panic)

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'Trauma shatters your most basic assumptions about yourself and your world-- "Life is good," "I'm safe," "People are kind," "I can trust others," "The future is likely to be good" -- and replaces them with feelings like "The world is dangerous," "I can't win," "I can't trust other people..."' - Mark Goulston, from 'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Dummies'

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Much of trauma healing is helping the nervous system become more "resilient." Rather than spend a few hours or even days drowning in a state of terror, tension and nervousness after getting triggered, doing one or more of these exercises can help the nervous system shift into a different state sooner. Each time you do…

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