Some individuals may ask, "Why not choose have the courage to move beyond the pain?" or "Why can't you just get over it and move on?"
The truth is, life can be a scary place to live when danger is always present. For instance if a tiger is right outside your door, you will probably not go outside. So trauma is embedded in our brain in a survival mode based on fear from what had occured. It remains a present event as a protective automatic process. Even though a person can "think" about it being in the past, the deeper region (emotion and physical) remains always on guard.
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Dr. David C