Trauma Made Simple:
Examples of how and why Trauma is a individual experience
(for horses and humans)
1️⃣ There are over 500 different kind of phobias.
If each and every one of us experienced and processed everything (including trauma) the same way, we would either have no phobias at all or be haunted by every singe one of them.
2️⃣ There are over a dozen types and subtypes of therapy. If we would all benefit from the same therapeutical approach, there wouldn't be so many different strategies to choose from.
3️⃣ There are numerous different seasonal and year-round allergies, including food and insect-bite reactions. If we all had the same immune system and chemical makeup, we would all suffer from the same reactions.
4️⃣ There are 4 main categories of generic disorders and about 6000 known disorders, some even life-threatening.
Let's honor people having their own unique experiences without feeling the need to judge or doubt them; trauma is made significantly heavier by feelings of shame.
We're complicated cans of chemical soup with feelings and ideas of our own and any emotional experience should be taken seriously. It is the baseline of a healthy nervous system and our only way back to healing our hurt.
Zoë van Mourik | Equine Trauma & Behavior Specialist
www.zoevanmourik.com & www.houseofhorsemanship.nl