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How does your body handle Trauma? Do you know the difference between trauma and stress? Are you going through the motions?
Meet Aimie Apigian
Dr. Aimie is a Double Board-Certified Medical Physician in both Preventive and Addiction Medicine and holds Double Masters Degrees in Biochemistry and in Public Health. She is the leading medical expert on addressing stored trauma in the body through her signature model and methodology, The Biology of Trauma™: a new lens that courageously uplevels the old methods of trauma work and medicine by reverse-engineering trauma’s effects on the nervous system and body on a cellular level.
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In This Podcast
- Trauma is not stress
- Coping mechanisms
- Attachment types
Trauma is not stress
It is imperative to understand the difference between stress and trauma. Stress leads to trauma. Stress is like an activation in your body, like a fight or flight type feeling or a sympathetic shift. On the other hand, trauma is when stress becomes too much on the body. Your body breaks down, it’s like your system moves into shock. But, the important thing about trauma is that we survive.
“Dangerous and protective”
Coping mechanisms are strong protective mechanisms that our nervous system decided we need for survival. The more capacity your body has for holding onto stress, the less likely you are to have a traumatic episode. When our bodies can’t handle the stress anymore our bodies go into what’s called a “freeze response”. A freeze response is a type of coping mechanism that happens when things get so intense that it becomes unsustainable or unmanageable. Our body disconnects from the pain to survive, it slows your heart rate and puts you into a fog-like state. Almost like the last defense before a nervous breakdown it numbs down the depression and loneliness. However, it also numbs joy.
There are a few different biological attachment types. Firstly, the freeze response which would make you avoid everything. It’s self sabotaging by thinking we are unlovable so we keep a distance from everything when what we really want is connection. The second, is sympathetically driven. It’s more anxious. We hold onto that other person, we feel like we need them and can’t be without them.
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