Have you ever felt like your senses are on high alert or constantly in ‘survival’ mode, and you can’t relax into conversations with friends, for instance, focus properly on your work, or fully enjoy activities?
A ‘trigger’ is something that sets off an emotional response of some kind in the body. Understanding why this response happens can help us to make sense of and manage what's happening.
What comes to mind when you think about PTSD? For those experiencing it, understanding how the disorder works can help with managing symptoms.