What is Trauma?

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  1. Describe the difference between PTSD and other types of traumatic stress.
  2. Have a basic understanding of how the nervous system works.
  3. Understand how the nervous becomes dysregulated in some people after experiencing a traumatic event.
  4. Understand some of the main methods used to treat trauma.
  5. Understand how to conduct a basic body scan meditation to help ‘ramp-down’ some of the symptoms of traumatic stress.