How Trauma Affects our Brain


As I am doing EMDR training this month, I wanted to remind myself how trauma affects the brain. Looking through YouTube clips as well as reading and rereading previous training notes I came across this excellent clip which is why I wanted to share it. The London Trauma Specialists' Psychoeducation Video: The Brain Model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is based on Brewin, Dalgleish & Joseph's (1996) Dual Representation Theory. It is clear, concise and accessible.

If you feel you have experienced trauma, particularly childhood trauma and PTSD, I would recommend a counsellor or psychotherapist who is particularly trained or experienced in this area.

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