There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
~ Laurell K. Hamilton
Sadly there are many who have endured more trauma than most. It may be a one-time powerful incident such as an accident, an illness, an assault or rape, or exposure to a catastrophic event. Or it could be repeated exposure to traumatic events such as child abuse and neglect, front line responder’s work, domestic violence or experience in combat.
Trauma is characterized by three types of symptoms:
- Re-experiencing the trauma through intrusive, distressing recollection of the events, such as nightmares and flashbacks
- Emotional numbing and avoidance of the places, people and activities that are reminders of the trauma
- Increased bodily experiences such as insomnia, poor concentration, feeling anxious, irritable and easily angered
Over time these experiences become highly painful for the individual and lead to instability and disruption in day to day life.
Seeking help is essential in order to heal and recover from trauma.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~ Maya Angelou
Trauma therapy can help:
- Identify and manage triggers
- Process memories to relieve traumatic stress
- Learn new strategies to enhance relaxation to minimize distress from traumatic memories
- Increase internal strengths and resilience
- Enhance social relationships and connections
- Facilitate transformation of experience into a story of survival
We know asking for help can be difficult.
As hard as it is to ask for help it can be even more difficult to go it alone.
But you need to take the first step. You can do it. We know you can.