We all come to this life with a sense of wellbeing, safety in our body and environment. Trauma is when our experience is so far from that sense of safety the two can’t co-exist. Either we are experiencing that moment or there is wellbeing NOT both.
This creates a temporary internal divide. Part of us continues forward in wellbeing and part of us stays in that moment of crisis perpetually seeking a resolution. This is the wound.
Many complicated psychological functions emerge to cope with this divide. Some aiding the wound in seeking resolution by recreating similar scenarios and some aiding the avoidance of the wound in an attempt to stay in wellbeing.
Healing is when the two are once again integrated. When you can think of the incident and not lose your experience of wellbeing.