Contrary to popular belief, trauma is not only caused by a singular extreme events. How can we protect our brains and build resilience?
Distinguished neuroscientist Tracey Shors has dedicated her life to explaining how the mind and body respond to stressful events we can’t control – from difficult childhoods to bereavements, stressful jobs to pregnancy. Some dissipate with time; while other, long-term stresses – like the experience of the pandemic – can change the structure of our brains.
Now, drawing on years of research into the long and short-term effects of stress and trauma, she joins the podcast to share her insights into strengthening our resilience and improving difficult symptoms.