The Neurobiology of Trauma
Have you wondered how trauma impacts the brain and body? Or what you might do to help counteract its effects? Judith P. Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW, Associate Professor at NYU's Silver School of Social Work gave an informative presentation about the neurobiology of trauma and the whole mind/body connection.
This post will provide you with some of the take-aways from Siegel's talk.
For those of you who missed the earlier posts of this series based upon the conference NYU’s Silver School of Social Work held on the “Core Principles of Trauma-Informed Care: The Essentials,” part one of the series addressed the Principles of Trauma-Informed Care and part two reviewed evidence-based practices for trauma-informed care, particularly narrative exposure therapy.
- Trauma can change your brain and alter your cells. When your body cannot process trauma, it gets expressed via your body.