What is this course about?
This course explores the profound impact of trauma on individuals and provides insights into understanding and healing from traumatic experiences. Participants will delve into the origin of the word "trauma," which stems from a Greek term meaning "wound," and examine how trauma encompasses both physical and psychological wounds caused by various events.
The course emphasizes that trauma is not solely limited to big T traumas, such as abuse or acts of violence, but also includes little t traumas, which are the cumulative effects of ongoing experiences that leave individuals feeling unseen, unheard, unsafe, and unworthy. Participants will gain an understanding of how trauma affects individuals' beliefs and behaviors and explore the distinction between trauma and abuse.
Through real-life examples and expert insights, participants will develop a deeper understanding of trauma's impact on individuals. They will learn that trauma is not solely defined by the events themselves but by the internalized wounds, beliefs, and meaning-making processes that arise from those experiences. The course highlights the feelings of being terrified, trapped, and totally alone that often accompany trauma, leading to disconnection, anxiety, and depression.
The course provides practical exercises, such as using a feeling wheel, to help participants identify and articulate the specific emotions associated with their traumas. By promoting self-awareness and recognition of the wounds caused by trauma, participants will be empowered to begin their healing journey and restore their sense of wholeness and resilience.
Overall, this course aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of trauma and its effects, offering tools and insights to navigate the healing process and foster personal growth. By the end of the course, participants will have a greater understanding of trauma's impact, the importance of self-awareness, and the potential for healing and transformation.