Recovering from Trauma
A traumatic experience can cause feelings of upset emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. It can also cause numbness, disconnectedness, and an inability 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 you 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 or not 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’s important to note two people can experience the same event, but have a different reaction.
Whether a traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on. Our approach is to listen to your story, help you understand how your body is responding to the trauma, and help identify strategies that will allow you to take back control of your life.
To take back control, make an appointment today.
Telephone and Zoom sessions are available for those living outside Bundaberg. Weekend and out-of-hour appointments are available.