Research indicates individuals exposed to extreme stress and trauma may have a more intense physiological response to all stress. Each time such an individual is re-stressed, the sensitivity of the response is increased, as is the individual’s vulnerability to anxiety and depression.
Research has also identified a 10 day window of time that exists immediately after a traumatic stressful event before significant neuron and synaptic changes happen – that can turn a single trauma into an event that can alter a lifetime and potentially result in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
A meta-analysis of 77 studies about risk factors for PTSD has also found that factors during or after trauma (such as trauma severity, lack of social support, and additional life stressors) had a stronger influence than pre-trauma factors.
That’s why we are so passionate about techniques such as EFT Tapping to assist with the brain changes that can and do happen for people – and we have a way to help the brain heal.
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