“Trauma is not what happens to you. It is what happens inside you as a result of what happens to you. And things can happen inside you for which you don’t need very dramatic events, but essentially, trauma is a restriction of your capacity; a limitation; a constriction in the body – constriction in your mental capacity to respond in the present moment from your authentic self. Essentially, trauma is a restriction of your authentic self in the present moment. That’s what trauma is.” Dr. Gabor Mate’

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