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hyperarousal trauma

Social anxiety & hyperarousal

Ever had the experience of being out – maybe in an unfamiliar social situation, or in a crowded place – and suddenly you freeze, or panic, feel suddenly emotional or angry. For the life of you, you just can’t figure out what to do or say … and then you feel ashamed, or you shut down, …

acute trauma

Acute Trauma

The sudden change from okay to traumatised. What characterises acute trauma is this sudden transition from okay to sudden emotional/physical stress. Your nervous system is in a state of overload.  First let’s talk about what’s going on. Your nervous system thinks it’s in danger. Right. Now. Also known as PTSD, acute trauma is usually the result …