According to Voss et al. (2017), “Neuroplasticity can be viewed as a general umbrella term that refers to the brain’s ability to modify, change, and adapt both structure and function throughout life and in response to experience.
Neuroplasticity plays an important role in the impact of trauma in our brains, as well as the ability for individuals to overcome traumatic experiences. Traumatic experiences may leave a lasting impression on us, causing our brains to change. On the other hand, over time, new experiences can strengthen other neural pathways to negate the pathways created by those traumatic experiences.