When something happens in your outer world, it can rock your inner world in unexpected ways.
That’s what we call “getting triggered.”
Anything can be a trigger, but certain events and times of the year can be triggers to many people.
For instance, Superstorm Sandy triggered all sorts of things for clients. I have a whole family who had a experienced a car accident years ago. The suddenness of Sandy triggered memories of the accident, which made it even more difficult for the family to weather the actual storm.
For many in the United States, the last election triggered a lot of anxieties and fears about the future. For those who came from a dysfunctional family, any number of issues could have been triggered, either before or after the election.
For people living in politically unstable regions, if instability was part of their growing up experience, the current situation will be amplified by the unhealed memories of the past that are being triggered.
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