Components of Trauma
Regardless of its source, trauma contains three common elements:
- It was unexpected.
- The person was unprepared.
- There was nothing the person could do to stop it from happening.
Simply put, traumatic events are beyond a person’s control.
It is not the event that determines whether something is traumatic to someone, but the individual’s experience of the event and the meaning they make of it.
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