Month: October 2018

How the Brain Responds to Traumatic Threat

Nearly everyone who experiences trauma revisits the disturbing experiences many times in an effort to understand what they might have done differently to diminish the harm they sustained or avoid the situation altogether. This is a hard-wired response to pain. Our brains are trying to develop a plan for avoiding future harm. But it is important to understand that the way we respond in dire circumstances is also brain-based.