Teaser: A Series of Articles About Trauma: (1) Are We Born Into Trauma? (2) Different Degrees of Trauma: the "trauma" of birth can be soothed in the first days and months of life—or not. How the earliest trauma is managed will effect a person's reaction to later traumatic events for the rest of one's life.
I am fascinated by the notion that we all, as infants, are "born into trauma". If it is true that as infants we are indeed "born into trauma," is it possible that as adults we have the experience of trauma at the very foundations of our psyches and emotional lives?