TRAUMA AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Trauma – It Feels Like You’re Running On Empty
A horrible experience that threatened your feeling of safety and sense of self. Maybe you were physically hurt, emotionally abused or experienced a sudden life change.
Just because the event is over doesn’t mean you should feel safe enough to really live and feel confident. You might avoid some people, places or situations because you are afraid that you will lose control and be engulfed by your own emotions.
After an overwhelming experience, it is common for the mind to shift into an elevated state of safety seeking, for months or even years after the event. The memory might be so distant that you are unsure if it is really still affecting you. You might be unsure why you can’t seem to be present for other people, or emotionally checking out when things get difficult.
How Do You Heal From The Past?
Therapy starts by creating a feeling of safety for the body and mind. We don’t learn anything new if we don’t feel safe enough to do so. When you feel safe, we will talk about the issues that brought you to therapy. Just as painful encounters with other people can leave you feeling defenceless and unsafe, a therapeutic relationship can reverse the hurt. Building a relationship with deep trust and no other agenda than your well-being can help you re-gain your sense of self and move on from the past.
If you are ready to make space for more connection and fulfilment, please let me help, schedule your free consultation.
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
You suffered a harrowing experience and nothing is the same again.
Intrusive memories. Nightmares. Felling on edge all the time. Irritability. Guilt and shame. Always being alert. Lack of enjoyment.
It’s hard to face the day when you are constantly “on guard”. It seems like anything could trigger a flashback, so you lose yourself in activities and try to be always busy. You try to feel nothing at all because your feelings have become so painful.
As much as you would like to leave it behind, you find yourself re-living the event. Again and again. It can feel so realistic that it feels like you are re-living it again. You see it in your mind and you feel it in your body.
It doesn’t have to be like this
You are not permanently damaged. With the right guidance and some time, you can reclaim your life. Feel confident again and get a positive outlook on your life.
Therapy can help you get things to how they used to be. We will work to reprocess the trauma so you can truly feel that the event is in the past.
We will work together until you reach a place where the memories of the trauma are not overwhelming or holding you back any more.
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