The word trauma has become fully integrated in the language of our daily lives. But what is trauma really? Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences. Trauma can result from a single incident, such as a car accident, or from a series of pervasive events beyond the control of the survivor. Individual reactions to traumatic events are subjective and vary widely depending upon many personal factors. Grassroots therapists are trained in a variety of trauma informed practices including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Brain Spotting, Attachment / Trauma Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support people in healing hearts and minds impacted by traumatic events.