When the body is chronically overwhelmed with adrenaline and cortisol due to constantly being in fight-flight-or-freeze (chronic trauma, stress, abuse), the immune system kicks into overload and chronic illness, particularly autoimmune dysfunction, takes hold.
What is Collective Trauma? Events like COVID-19, the subsequent recession, and national outrage and protests over George Floyd’s death have caused overwhelming internal reactions, resulting in collective, societal, trauma. Often times, this suffering remains undigested and unhealed and gets passed on to the next generation. Intergenerational trauma continues either directly, via epigenetic markers, or indirectly, […]