Trauma rewires the brain; but brains are plastic
Trauma rewires the brain. When we are in danger our thinking, speaking brains shut down and we go into fight, flight or freeze mode. When that happens repeatedly or continuously this can end up as a default response, with these pathways strengthened through repeated use whilst other pathways go neglected. The good news is that brains are plastic and every single time a child has a positive experience or interaction, a little bit more work is being done to move towards brain whose default wiring is not to fight / flight / freeze.