Jana defines trauma as anything from your past that affects your present in a negative way. The word trauma brings ideas to mind such as a physical attack, experiencing physical, verbal, or sexual abuse, serving in the military, or having a serious physical injury. These are all situations that can create trauma. For other people, their trauma may result from a more common occurrence like a difficult interaction with a parent or authority figure, being teased or bullied, or facing a rejection from a job or group.
Whether your trauma fits a specific definition is not nearly as important as finding ways to heal and thrive after your experience, this is where Brainspotting is an invaluable powerful healing tool.