Ways In Which Childhood Trauma Can Adversely Affect Learning

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We know that severe and protracted childhood trauma can give rise to toxic stress that, over time, can harm the physical development of various brain regions such as the amygdala, This can result in conditions such as complex PTSD or related symptoms such as dissociation and hypervigilance. It is important that individuals affected in this …

The Vital Importance Of Having Our Traumatic Experiences Validated.

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Research has established, beyond doubt, that, all else being equal, the greater our experience of childhood trauma, the worse both our physical and mental health are likely to be during our adulthood, and the more likely we are to die prematurely. Research has also shown that having our perception of our childhood trauma, and its …

Traumatic Amnesia Resulting From Childhood Trauma

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    I can remember very little indeed about my childhood before the age of about eight, even major events that I am told happened to me. For example, my school, when I was around this age, were concerned I was going deaf as I never answered my name when it was called in class. …

Anxiety: Personality Characteristics Which May Intensify It.

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  We have seen from several articles that I have already published on this site that if we have suffered significant childhood trauma we are at increased risk of suffering from crippling anxiety conditions in our adult lives. Such anxiety conditions, unfortunately, may be intensified if we have certain personality characteristics. I briefly outline each …

Childhood Trauma Increases Risk Of Night Terrors And Sleep Paralysis

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Many studies have shown that the more severe and protracted our experience of childhood trauma, the more likely we are to suffer from serious sleep problems in adult life, including nightmares, night terrors, sleep apnea and insomnia. Sleep difficulties are obviously extremely unpleasant on their own; however, to make matters even worse, studies have shown …

Why We’re Never Satisfied : Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs.

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  If we suffered childhood trauma, we are more likely than others who were fortunate enough to have experienced a relatively stable (all else being equal) to experience social, interpersonal and behavioural problems in our adult lives. This, of course, means we are also at high risk of being significantly dissatisfied with our lives. However, …