Do you want to know how PTSD works? Mother Nature gives us an example.

📷 Leif Bersweden

David Attenborough Club recently posted on FB on how Holly’s leaves change shape if nibbled by deer – edges of “unstressed” leaves have oval shape but if “traumatized” they fold into spikes protecting a plant from being attacked again.

Anger, aggression, bullying, risky behavior, isolation, dissociation, unstable attachment, and substance abuse are the behaviors which – similarly to spikes on Holly – are meant to protect a traumatized person from being hurt again.

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