Pain is a must in our lives, but some pains stick to our body and soul, hurt us like an ember and hurt our soul. Sometimes, these pains give meaning to our journey throughout our lives. Psychological trauma generally occurs in three ways.
1) Traumas caused by nature:
Earthquakes, floods, viruses, epidemics, large-scale fires, sea disasters and volcanoes.
2) Human-made traumas:
Violence, harassment, blackmail, death threats, war, migration and forced migration.
3) Traumas caused by both nature and humans:
Earthquakes from nature destroy buildings built by human negligence. Viruses coming from living things can spread through human negligence, which can lead to more complex traumas.
Effects of psychological trauma on humans:
The human mind and body face serious stress.
Feeling like we are experiencing the traumatic event over and over again, feeling like we are on edge after the traumatic event, certain aspects of the event (color, smell, shape, time). We avoid the details. The traumatic event causes various pains and sufferings in the body.
What psychological trauma takes away from people:
1) loss of faith in life and people, loss of connection with oneself and one's values.
-sense of meaning
-sense of control
Meaning, control and bonding
Before the psychological trauma, the person lives in more natural conditions. However, under the influence of the traumatic event, the person begins to form more negative meanings about himself, his past, his environment and his future.
1) The closer the traumatic event (sexual harassment, death, murder, exploitation) comes to us ( mother, father, sibling, close relative, neighbor, teacher) the greater the effects of this event, the more the person's sense of meaning is disrupted and the deep trust he feels in the world seems to have been eliminated.
2) The greater the traumatic event, the greater the person's psychological loss. is higher.
3) The earlier the traumatic event started, the more it spreads to the personality. t.
4) A person who has experienced more than one traumatic event may have a harder time benefiting from his or her inner powers.
5) The more continuous the traumatic event or series of events, the higher its impact will be.
Sense of control
The person has a certain amount of control, depending on pre-traumatic factors. The traumatic event is alive in the brain, so the person He lives as if he is under the fear of threat at all times, and thus his sense of protective and protective control over his life is uncontrollably restricted.
In human psychology, bonding is an indisputable part of attachment. It has its place. A person is not a being who can live without establishing ties with his/her period, culture, family, values, belief systems, mother, father, siblings and surroundings. The traumatic event damages the person's bonding experience and makes it difficult to experience and direct the relational bonds necessary to direct his life.
Just as psychological trauma is a part of our lives, seeking a solution to these traumatic effects has become a part of our lives and humanity. Even if the traumatic event is not forgotten, the psychological effects it creates on people can be minimized. We can change our position towards the traumatic event.
We do not have to be slaves to the atmosphere of helplessness, hopelessness and pain created by the traumatic event. Because people are injured by their meanings and healed by their meanings.
The visible and insidious effects of psychological trauma will not go unnoticed. It should be evaluated in this way.
People who forgive themselves for their trauma can establish deeper, sincere and consistent bonds with themselves, their environment and their relatives.