Recovering from Trauma
When someone has had a traumatic experience, they can struggle with feelings of upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. They can also feel numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again.
Traumatic experiences usually involve a threat to life or safety, but any situation that leaves one feeling overwhelmed and/or alone can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatised.
It is important to note that two people can experience the same event but not have the same reaction to it.
Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on. Our approach is to listen to your story and to help you understand how your body is responding to the trauma and to identify strategies that will allow you to take back control of your life.
To take back control make an appointment today.