You may have wondered, “Does my loss qualify as trauma?” The definition of trauma might surprise you. In this workshop, we will define trauma for the wide variety of widowed experiences. We will examine how your body’s natural response to trauma may cause ongoing pain. You will have time to consider whether parts of your life are contributing to your own retraumatization. Finally, we will discuss ways to overcome personal feelings of shame and provide you with practical tools when addressing the stigma of trauma.