A very good post …worth a read ….
- 1:a piece (as a lever) connected with a catch or detent as a means of releasing it
- 2:something that acts like a mechanical trigger in initiating a process or reaction
A factor that initiates and aggravates a behaviour or response.
D, trekker, that which pulls
a substance, object, or agent that initiates or stimulates an action.
For ‘Survivors of Trauma’ triggers are any combination of person, place, thing or action, which sets off a remembered emotion or fear. These for are instinctive reactions engrained in our system from the attack/traumatic situation that caused the original emotion.
Just like we have remembered happy moments, which set off laughter or tenderness; compassion, we can also have negative and fearful moments. In fact; as my therapist shared with me, if the trauma is severely impacting our body will lean more toward a negative memory before a happy memory because…
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