Trigger Warning: This episode discusses trauma and abuse.
In this first episode of our Trauma series, Nikki and Britteny dive into how trauma affects the different parts of the brain.
Understanding how your dog's brain is affected is the first step in helping your dog to cope with their trauma as well as helping them to overcome it.
Psychology today says this about trauma.
Trauma is a person’s emotional response to a distressing experience. Few people can go through life without encountering some kind of trauma. Unlike ordinary hardships, traumatic events tend to be sudden and unpredictable, involve a serious threat to life—like bodily injury or death—and feel beyond a person’s control. Most important, events are traumatic to the degree that they undermine a person's sense of safety in the world and create a sense that catastrophe could strike at any time. Parental loss in childhood, auto accidents, physical violence, sexual assault, military combat experiences, the unexpected loss of a loved one are commonly traumatic events.