What is a traumatic event?
A traumatic event is defined as an event or circumstances in which the traumatic stressor involves a perceived threat to life (either one’s own or that of another person) or physical integrity, and generally comes with intense fear, helplessness or horror.
These may be one-time occurrences or ongoing; all can produce shock and overwhelm in the body. Anyone can experience trauma. Sufferers are normal people, experiencing normal reactions to situations that feel threatening to them.
There are no clinical trials of SE® as yet. However, it has been shown to benefit individuals suffering from recognised trauma,
- physical wounds such as medical interventions and auto accidents
- inescapable attack: rape, sexual abuse, incest, torture, war
- loss of a loved one, divorce
- natural disasters such as floods, earth quakes, tsunamis
- high fever, asphyxiation, birth trauma
- developmental trauma or emotional trauma such as neglect, abandonment or betrayal during childhood.