How Chronic Traumatization Interferes With Meeting Goals and Completing Actions

Trauma-related stress reveals itself in many ways. Flashbacks. Nightmares. Emotional overwhelm. Shame. Obsessive thoughts. Decreased concentration. Apathy. Loss of a sense of self. When trauma-related stress is chronic, which is a common outcome of early life abuse and neglect, these symptoms become a ……

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One thought on “How Chronic Traumatization Interferes With Meeting Goals and Completing Actions

  1. Reblogged this on KeepingtheBalanceinSW and commented:
    Hugely important to keep in mind when working with looked after children. So often we are talked to about targets and asked why they are not being met without considering this very topic. It is difficult to get a child or young person who is working through trauma to think about performance indicators (regular visits, attending meetings – where all their faults are chronically highlighted, going to school). They are worried about surviving. They are constantly being told they are not coping well but no one tells them the appropriate ways to cope. They are being told they are no doing what they are supposed to do with no view to what they are actually trying to deal with all on their own.

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