Understanding Trauma and the Brain

Understanding how traumatic experience(s) such as sexual violence affects your body’s nervous system is one empowering step you can take toward healing. 

“Trauma is the lasting emotional response that often results from living through a distressing event. Experiencing a traumatic event can harm a person's sense of safety, sense of self, and ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships” (Centre for Addictions and Mental Health). 

Find a video explaining the trauma of sexual violence on the brain below: