Third Life Event Pattern: Relive a Wound

(a situation causes us to relive a startling life event)

Reliving a wound is the third kind of life event which outs us into shock. Here, the thing to notice first is how steep the slope of the onset ramp is. This slope is very similar to the one for getting wounded. But if you look closely, this ramp is buckled. Moreover, most of it occurs below the level of residual shock.

This happens because, after being wounded, whenever we are in the presence of the keys, we anticipate the same painful outcome. This causes us to anticipate the same outcome and so, we almost immediately go into shock.