Most of us are lucky enough to live life without witnessing or living through a catastrophic event or experience. But what happens when an event, such as rape, abuse or violence impacts your life? Often people who suffer through these types events have thoughts that impact them long after the event is over.
Signs You Might Be Suffering From Trauma Or PTSD
– You have feelings of shock, denial or disbelief
– You find yourself getting mad, irritable or having mood swings often
– You blame yourself for something happening
– You feel sad or hopeless after going through or witnessing a traumatic incident
– You have troubles concentrating
– You find yourself anxious or afraid
– You pull away from friends and loved ones – wanting to stay in more often
– You feel numb or disconnected from the world
– You have troubles sleeping
– You often have nightmares
– You get startled easily
– You find yourself sweating or your heart racing for no reason
Traumatic Events And Experience We Can Help You Overcome
– Witnessing a tragic or graphic accident/event
– War zone memories
– A violent attack
– Child abuse
– Domestic violence
– Memories of being a first responder – Police, Fire and EMT
How Therapy Helps With Trauma And PTSD
By talking about what happened in particular ways, we are able to let go of the past and focus on the future. Talking with others about our experiences, lets people uncover why they feel certain ways. Once they understand why they are having feelings, which are impacting their life, such as: nightmares, anxiety and anger, they are better able to cope, control those feelings and get back to living a relatively normal life.
How Our Therapists Approach Dealing With Trauma And PTSD
Using research-supported techniques, our therapists work openly and patiently in one-on-one and group settings to help people understand why they have the feelings and emotions they do – and how a past trauma can “trigger” an irrational or disproportionate reaction in the present. Once a person understands where their feelings and emotions are coming from, they are better able to begin working on ways to manage those feelings and emotions.
Don’t Let Trauma Or PTSD Control Your Life
We know it’s not easy, but if you’re feeling crippled by experiences you’ve lived through, we invite you to speak with one of our therapist about it and get your life back.