The limbic system of the brain includes the hippocampus and the amygdala among other parts. They are responsible for the emotional life of a human being and the formation of memories. The process of information exchange between them is disrupted by traumatic events – like abuse.
Numerous children all around the world experience physical, mental or sexual abuse. In your adult life after a trauma you may have upsetting thoughts, memories, or nightmares of the event. You may feel numb or cut off from other people. You may also avoid things that remind you of the event even if you are not able to remember what happened.
Other symptoms – like constant state of alarm and vigilance, depression, insomnia, lack of self-confidence, self-loathing, panic attacks, diverse psychosomatic symptoms – can disrupt your life, making it hard to continue with your daily activities.
The “magic formula” of Trauma Therapy born in the Neuroscience is to integrate. One needs to realize, recognize and integrate one’s past, one’s trauma in the life story before it stops to control ones present life.
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