One of my trauma triggers is the sound of gunfire. The man who assaulted me when I was a young woman threatened to take my life if I screamed or fought. I still experience an exaggerated startle response because a “stuck” part of me is still waiting for a gun to fire and my life […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Professionals are learning that many women who are or have been sexually trafficked suffer from undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. Many survivors aren’t familiar with the symptoms. So What Is Trauma? Traumatologists at Intensive Trauma Therapy in Morgantown, West Virginia describe trauma is “anything that overwhelms the brain’s ability to cope. When something traumatic occurs, the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.