When we experience trauma, it can rewrite how we see the world, how we see others and how we see ourselves. Multiple studies have shown that trauma can fundamentally alter someone’s brain, causing them to struggle for years without realizing the underlying issue.
To help you understand this large, complex area of mental health, Focus on the Family Canada has put together a free PDF booklet titled Recognizing and Navigating Trauma. In this free 16-page booklet, you will understand what trauma is, how it can affect our brain and perceptions, what to do if your spouse struggles with past trauma, and how we can walk our children through traumatic incidents – big or small – in a healthy way. You’ll also discover what God has to say on the topic of trauma and how his great plan of redemption can be applied to each of our stories – no matter how difficult they may be.