Includes "From Freedom to Bondage," by Herbert Spencer.
Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds one's ability to cope or integrate the emotions involved with that experience. This can sometimes lead to a sense of experiencing yourself as 'The Shattered Self'. If you are someone who has gone through a traumatic experience, you may be struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. You may feel numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. With the right support, you can explore different ways to manage and cope - whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on.
Some essays published earlier as pamphlets
Frederick Engels, Ernest Untermann, eds.
If happened just after school. As usual the road was an utter mad house. Children were running across the road to get to their cars and buses. Cars and buses honked angrily at them.
Samuel Moore, Edward Aveling, trans.
Just then I saw a young boy make a dash across the road. There was a loud blare of horn, a squeal of brakes and I saw a car knock into the boy. He fell as though his feet were swept from under him.