ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES -ACES
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT TO TFN
Whenever a person has a strong emotion it instantly affects the body.
Everyone has had the experience of becoming really scared and feeling your chest or throat constrict or a sinking or wrenching feeling in your stomach when you get terrible news. It’s really the middle part of your brain down to your gut is where you feel these emotions.
So it’s not surprising that lots of studies show that traumatized people – who typically experience intense emotions at a much higher rate – have a lot of illnesses in these areas à heart disease, lung disease, stomach problems
What we see with people who have had these traumatic childhoods is a tendency to self medicate with drugs and alcohol, make suicide attempts, cut themselves, enlist to go into war zones – they do these things in an attempt to deal with the unbearable sensations in their bodies.