The American Psychology Association defines “trauma” as “an emotional response to terrible events, ” often resulting in lasting mental and physical effects. Childhood trauma (CPTSD or Complex PTSD) can occur when a child witnesses or experiences overwhelming negative events. Even if you don’t exactly remember your childhood trauma, it still leaves an impact on you. So can childhood trauma affect your life as an adult? The answer is yes. Watch this video to find out more.
We also made another video on how your childhood trauma shapes your personality: https://youtu.be/tUpkNQVbcOI
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Script Editor: Rida Batool & Stela Kosic
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Voice Over: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
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