Describe the mind/body connection, as it relates to trauma. Answer the following questions. Each answer should be between 150-250 words with a total word count range of 600-1,000 words. 1. How does trauma affect the body? 2. How does trauma affect the brain? 3. Describe the connection between the body and the mind, (physical/somatic symptoms). 4. From a personal viewpoint, how can trauma affect individuals spiritual or religious beliefs? 5. Include two resources using APA format. APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance. step 22 In the assignment due at the end of this week (Week 2) one of the questions asks what is the Effect of Trauma on the Brain? Be sure to provide information that explains how trauma affects the brain, not just the mind. Some might get the wrong impression from this statement. that the mind and brain are two different things. To help clarify, we can look at the mind and the brain as two separate entities of the same organ, which is unique, and probably the only organ in the body that has such a dual role. A good way to look at it is to use a computer as an analogy. With a computer you have the hardware and the software. Hardware would include the keyboard, mouse, and internal components of the computer like the circuit boards. These all need to be working properly for the computer to be functional. Software would be the applications you have like Word, Acrobat, and the browsers you use. Hardware has an effect on the software, and if the hardware isn't working properly the software can become compromised. Trauma is like pouring water on a computer. It can compromise the hardware (brain) thereby having an affect on the proper functioning of the software (mind).