As part of treatment, the patient is asked to create a traumatic timeline for their life. All traumas should be in chronological order starting with the most recent traumas first.
The timeline should consist of both physical and emotional traumas.
Physical traumas include: medical procedures such as surgeries, vaccines, broken bones, X-rays, sonograms, EEG's, MRI's, Cat scans, car accidents, dental work, drug use--prescription and recreational, hormones (birth control pills), physical abuse, birth trauma, traumas to your mother while she was pregnant with you (sonograms, vaccines she received while pregnant), etc.
Emotional traumas include: death of family, friends and pets, divorce, loss of job, traumatic life changes, emotional abuse.
Any trauma that included feelings of :
* grief, abandonment, sadness, loss, betrayal, holding on to past hurts
* anger, resentment, humiliation, indignation, victimization, violation
* fear, terror, shock
* jealousy, envy, suspicion, shame, self-blame, self-persecution, sensations of not being good enough, a lesser person.
(Some emotional traumas may include one or more of these emotions.)