How Trauma Affects our Nervous System

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By Kristen Schwartz, MA, CTRC, Kristen Schwartz, MA, and CTRC. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

A regulated nervous system experiences the stress and calming response throughout a given day. However, trauma pushes the activation of the nervous system beyond its ability to self-regulate. When a stressful experience bumps the nervous system beyond its limits, our activated system can get stuck on "on."
In today's soul-o podcast, Kristen discusses the nervous system and how trauma affects it. She also touches on the various behavioral responses we can have to our body remembering our trauma and how our trauma responses can cause shame leading to more trauma over time.

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