Trauma occurs when an event causes harm to someone. Pinpointing the effects of this harm can be tricky because each one of us that feels or experiences a traumatic incident, processes it differently. However, there are some signs that show up that gives us a clue that we or others have been affected by trauma, no matter how big or small.
Your body is made for handling traumas via our sympathetic autonomic nervous system. In normal circumstances, it nicely controls your heartbeat, your digestion, your thought processes, your emotions etc. When danger appears, it quickly goes into action in four basic ways: Fight, Flight, Freeze and the newest kid on the block, Fawn.