Root Causes of Trauma

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In order to recover from trauma, you need to be able to integrate the story. Part of this involves finding the meaning of the event. 


May people get stuck with this part, as they keep asking themselves "Why me?" or "Why did this happen?"

We have found that in order for people to understand the meaning of the trauma, it helps to recognise why it happened. Often we find that the trauma is multi-modal, as there are the actions taken by the self (e.g. Randomness: wrong place at the wrong time) and the actions taken by others (E.g. Negligence: someone knew there was a problem but didn't act to resolve the danger). 

Below is our matrix for the root causes of trauma. 

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