TRAUMA is the direct, personal experience of harm (or threatened harm) to self or others.

TRAUMA is a major disrupter of BRAIN-BODY REGULATION.
If severe, repeated or prolonged, TRAUMA can result in major neurobiological changes and dysfunction, including Physical Disease, Emotional Suffering or premature death.

Although the many types of TRAUMA are somewhat distinct, all forms of TRAUMA are intertwined – and synergistic (the impact on the BRAIN-BODY is cumulative).