5 Physical Signs of Past Trauma That Most People Miss



Trauma is something that many of us have had some kind of experience with. Have you experienced it too? According to a study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, approximately 70% of adults in the United States have or will experience a traumatic event in their lives. Though trauma usually affects our minds, it can also impact our bodies. In this video, we’ll be talking about the physical manifestations of past trauma that most people miss.

Disclaimer. Do not use this video as a way to self-diagnose. If you believe that any of these symptoms apply to you, please seek professional help.

We also made a video on the signs of unhealed trauma: https://youtu.be/41-dra66Y0o

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