10 June 2019

Understanding Trauma

  • The Hive

    Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

  • Les Newington and Rachel Fraser

  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Trauma can be defined as a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes mental or emotional problems for a person.  Trauma could be caused by a single significant event or by a person being exposed to harm and abuse over a period of time, either in childhood or when the person is an adult.  Trauma is a normal response to abnormal events, but the impact of trauma can be difficult to live with.


This course is suitable for students who wish to gain an understanding of trauma, particularly:


The impact of trauma
An understanding of different types of trauma
Common symptoms of trauma
Positive coping strategies
Information about services that might be able to offer help to someone living with trauma.


Please note, although this course is open to students who have experienced trauma, the course does not offer direct support to someone living with trauma and is not a therapeutic intervention.  The course is designed to provide a theoretical overview of trauma and is purely educational.