Trauma Recovery

Memories of traumatic events can stay with you.

You experienced one event (or multiple) during childhood that you never discuss. It’s too hard to go there. Yet, thoughts of those past events never leave you, and you know what happened affected you.

That event (or events) has been with you for years and has felt somewhat contained until now. You realize that you never fully feel in control of your surroundings or even yourself.

You find yourself jumpy or irritable, in a constant state of avoidance of anything that reminds you of the traumatic event.

Helplessness, hypersensitivity, and being hyper-focused on your surroundings – these are markers of post-traumatic stress, which can become debilitating if not addressed.

Trauma has many causes.

Trauma takes on various forms and has many causes. It may have been a single incident like a car accident, the sudden death of a loved one, or an abusive incident.

Some trauma may result from a natural disaster such as an earthquake, tornado, or hurricane.

Yet, trauma can also be chronic, where one experiences a childhood of emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse.

Effects from trauma can become further complicated by various traumas overlapping in one’s life.

Untreated, trauma can rule your life.

Regardless of the cause, trauma profoundly affects one’s sense of safety and security.

When we feel unsafe, we often respond with “fight” or “flee.” There is a helplessness that rises with trauma, and it is painful to navigate because there seems to be a feedback loop in your brain telling you that you are not safe and need to “avoid” threats.

Always being on guard and feeling unsafe eventually becomes self-defeating and can lead to depression and anxiety, which further compounds the pain.

The impact of trauma is physically intrusive, potentially creating rapid heartbeat, sweating, nausea, dizziness, headaches, or chest pain. Yet, trauma can also manifest emotionally with chronic sadness, despair, and feeling disconnected from others.

With help, you can stop trauma’s hold on you.

Regardless of whether the trauma you experienced happened when you were little or just yesterday, you CAN find healing and fully move forward with your life!

It is possible to address your experience in a calm, contained, safe therapeutic environment and transform your experience into one that becomes a part of your story rather than being one that defines and controls you.

You can feel empowered and embrace new meaning and purpose for your life. You can find healing and hope!

If you are struggling with the negative effects of trauma or PTSD, call (267) 404-5998 now for a free consultation.