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Type B Trauma[edit | edit source]
Trauma Type B refers to the bad things that happen that overwhelm our emotional and relational capacity. The experiences of Type B traumas cause our emotional and relational circuitry to shut down. Our brain enters “survival mode” and is primarily interested in trying to help us stay alive.
Type B trauma includes the kinds of things that we usually think about as being traumatic. These include things like: abuse (verbal, emotional, physical or sexual), violence, or the experience of catastrophic natural disaster.
History[edit | edit source]
The term was coined on Blossom.
Related Terms[edit | edit source]
Alphagenic refers to systems formed from Type A trauma, rather than Type B.