Many people do not understand the significant impact a traumatic event can have on an individual. Furthermore, that event may be triggered months or years later when least expected, which is called re-traumatization. Trauma and being re-traumatized creates disconnection from one's self and also from the present moment.
"The role of the psychotherapist is to provide the client with a secure base from which they can explore their life, past and present, many of which he/she finds difficult or perhaps impossible to think about and reconsider without a trusted companion to provide support, encouragement, sympathy, and, on occasion guidance" - John Bowlby
"The essence of trauma is disconnection from the self, so healing is reconnecting with the self"
- Dr. Gabor Maté