Being traumatized means that you continue to frame and plan your life as if the trauma is still ongoing – unchanged and immutable – while each new encounter or event is tainted by the past.
After trauma, the world is experienced through a different nervous system.
All the energy of the one affected by it is now focused on suppressing the inner chaos at the expense of his spontaneous participation in life. Such attempts to control intolerable physiological responses can lead to a host of physical symptoms, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and other autoimmune diseases.
This explains why it is essential to treat the entire organism in trauma: body, brain and mind.