Trauma, Development, and Spirituality
Dr. Pamela Todd
September 11, 2014
People can suffer from many different situations throughout their life time. Trauma is one effect that can cause a person to do things out of the ordinary. When a person suffers from trauma it can affect them for the rest of their life. In this essay I will discuss how trauma can affect a person through development as well as spiritually.
Trauma can affect a child’s neural development and will attack their fine motor skills in a way where it is hard for them to function. In young children, gross motor, fine motor, and cognitive development are ...view middle of the document...
Most people assume spirituality is connected with religion, prayer, meditation, and the devotional life in general occasionally this shade of meaning can imply something dramatic, a lifetime of ascetic renunciation and contemplative prayer leading to ecstatic union with the Godhead (Roehlkepartain, 2006).
There are plenty of factors to consider when a child is exposed to trauma. Some of the factors include developmental issues, a lack of self-confidence issues, and disassociation issues. Bipolar is a developmental issue that controls the way a person act (Feldman, 2014). Bipolar disorder such as Ben’s is diagnosed when a person cycles back and forth between two emotional states: unrealistically high spirits and energy at one extreme, and depression on the other (Feldman, 2014). When a child is suffering from trauma, their self-confidence is destroyed. A lack of self-confidence can result in childhood obesity. This causes a child to be withdrawn from their peers and can cause them to disassociate themselves from the problem which caused the trauma.
Types of Trauma in different cultures
Trafficking young children is rarely heard of in the United States, but in other countries such as third world countries is most...