Biology of Trauma® Podcast
With Dr. Aimie Apigian

Episode 29: What Is The Physiology And Neurobiology Of The Trauma Respone?

Show Notes:

We hear the word “trauma” thrown around all the time, but what does it actually mean? The answer lies in our physiology, in our neurobiology. Today, I will be discussing the foundational biological aspects of trauma you need to know to understand your trauma responses, as well as what you can do about it.

What you will hear in this episode:

The state of the nervous system that is the trauma response The three steps of the trauma response Is it stress or is it the trauma response? Why the trauma response causes people to get sick physically What to do to not get stuck in the trauma response and move forward on your healing journey.


Key Takeaways:

  • [2:36] The 3 different states of the nervous system
  • [4:09] Triggers are what start all trauma responses
  • [6:50] When body goes into trauma response
  • [10:18] The one key difference between stress and trauma
  • [10:50] The piece of the trauma response that most people miss
  • [11:20] Where the trauma response is communicated
  • [12:56] Three things you can do to move forward in your healing journey


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