We’ve all experienced some sort of trauma, and sometimes it can lead to one of the 5 types of unhealed trauma. What are the types of trauma? The 5 types of traumas are discussed in this video are big T trauma, small T trauma, acute trauma, chronic trauma, and complex trauma. Where does PTSD fit? Watch until the end to learn more about the types of trauma.
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