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Trauma and the 4 responses

In the most extreme situations, you might have lapses of memory or “lost time.” Cited in Simply Psychology by Olivia Guy Evans, May 15, 2023 refer to the stages of trauma responses as the 4 “F”s: Flight, Fight, Fright, Freeze, and Fawn

Trauma and it’s Emotions

Going through very stressful, frightening or distressing events is sometimes called trauma. Speaking about emotional or psychological trauma, we may mean: situations or events we possbily find traumatic. Lastly. how we’re affected by our experiences.


We all have experienced trauma in our life. Whether you experience a big “T” trauma or little “t” trauma it has an impact on your mind (thoughts, will, emotions), brain and body. Left unprocessed the trauma or traumas you have experienced can continue to dominate your life. In this episode we explore various types of trauma,  the  impact of trauma on your brain and body, and what it takes to lay a traumatic memory to rest.


Life Accolades

I also have an MA in Counseling Psychology  I worked as a crisis counselor, hospice counselor, trauma counselor at Vietnam Veterans of San Diego and Marriage, Family Child Counselor in private practice.

Writing is another thing I do, as I have been published.  Most recently  a children’s book called: “An Unlikely Champion: The Story of a Horse and the Girl Who Loved Him.” It is a true story about a horse who was felt to be inferior and how he and the little girl found his special gifting and went on to become world champions.