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Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 7:00-8:00PM AEDT

Thanks @Daisydreamer @girasole 

Hi @Shaz51 

4.00pm here.

Adge

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 7:00-8:00PM AEDT

Hi everyone - good to be here. This is my first forum but hopefully I'll figure it out!

 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 7:00-8:00PM AEDT

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 7:00-8:00PM AEDT

Question 1: What is trauma and how would you define it?

 

Trauma is an event or events which overwhelms our capacity to cope. It is also the impact of the events.

It is important to differentiate the trauma of a single incident e.g. bushfire, flood, accident or single assault as an adult. This is often associated with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)… from complex trauma. Complex trauma is repeated often extreme or ongoing trauma experienced as a child, young person or adult, or at different ages. It usually occurs between people e.g. abuse, neglect, violence.

 

We are all individuals. This means that we all react differently to trauma. Our reactions depend on many different factors including culture, background, support etc. Each person’s experience is their experience, as are the impacts of those experiences. There is no value in seeing any hierarchy of trauma.  

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 7:00-8:00PM AEDT

Welcome @Shaz51@greenpea@destructive@Adge@Malinka it's great to see you here! 😊

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 7:00-8:00PM AEDT

Hi @destructive completely understand Smiley Happy The discussion will be here for you to read at a later time!

 

So great to see you here @Shaz51 @Malinka @Adge @greenpeaπŸ’œ

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 7:00-8:00PM AEDT

I'll have to miss the first half-ish, but looking forward to it!

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 7:00-8:00PM AEDT

@Cathyblueknot  Hi Cathyblueknot can trauma be passed onto children by their parents  ie hereditary? I know there have been many studies done on this and would love your ideas on the subject.

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 7:00-8:00PM AEDT

How do we join this?

 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones// Blue Knot Foundation // Tues 23rd February 2021, 7:00-8:00PM AEDT


@Cathyblueknot wrote:

 

"We are all individuals. This means that we all react differently to trauma. Our reactions depend on many different factors including culture, background, support etc. Each person’s experience is their experience, as are the impacts of those experiences."


This is such an important point, that trauma and the impact of trauma will be different from person to personπŸ’œ

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