Trauma is a stressful event or situation that is life-threatening or very scary, something you witness, or that happens to you.
Symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) may develop following a traumatic event.
We’ve all have trauma in our lives to some degree or another; we don’t have to be a combat soldier or have been involved in a serious accident. Many life events are traumatic, such as the death of a loved one or medical illness. Interpersonal types of trauma are events that happen between two people and can be experienced in many different ways such as childhood abuse to rape. As human beings we are extremely resilient, but traumatic events leave traces on our minds and emotions. We can find ourselves reacting to present day circumstances in ways we don’t understand as a result of an experience we think we’ve put behind us or even didn’t realise affected us.
How can I help? By offering you..
- An understanding of trauma and emotions
- Safe Trauma Processing.
- Strategies to help manage your emotional responses today
- Re-framing – alternative thoughts about the situation (ie: this was not my fault)