Trauma

Trauma

Trauma can be characterized as an extremely distressing situation that causes a person(s) to feel intense feelings of horror or a sense of helplessness. Trauma can affect someone psychologically, emotionally, and physically. These traumatic events can be experienced first hand or witnessed. Examples of traumatic events can be the following: sexual abuse, physical abuse, military combat, witnessing violence, neglect, and verbal abuse just to name a few.

Research has shown that cognitive-behavioral and behavioral therapy is quite effective in reducing symptoms related to trauma.  Most of our staff is trained and experienced in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing for the treatment of trauma.  We believe in using these techniques, which have created significant improvement in our clients’ quality of life. We have in-depth experience assisting clients with reducing their anxiety in order to regain empowerment and security in their lives. Note: It is very important to contact your medical physician if you have been sexually abused in the last 72 hours.

Related Post

Cultivating Intuition through Mindfulness By Sarah Frank Jarvis, LMFT, ATR-BC, CGP Cultivating Intuition through MindfulnessThe Cambridge English Dictionary defines intuition as “an ability to understand or know something withou...
Safety & Security Comes From a Strong Alliance A strong alliance with your partner is crucial to the health of your relationship.  Are you both on the same side? Are you the person I tur...
Admitting, Leads To Change by Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW Admitting to a problem can be the most difficult process for an individual, for many reasons. Sometimes you’re not aware there is something to admit t...
Mindfulness At Work, by Mack Garland, LCSW For many people meditation and mindfulness are almost interchangeable concepts to help us deal with stress. Part of that is true, they both help us de...
Help Love Win! By Vonique Schmidt, LPCC For anyone familiar with the 12-steps, or the 2000 movie 28 Days with Sandra Bullock, it is often said that one should wait until there has been a yea...

Signs of Trauma

  • Recurrent and intrusive recollections of the event
  • Nightmares or night terrors
  • Avoids thoughts, feelings, or conversations related to the trauma
  • Avoids activities, places or people that remind him of the traumatic event
  • Flashbacks
  • Hyper reactive to others
  • Little interest in regular activities
  • A sense of a shortened lifespan
  • Anger outbursts
  • Shock
  • Feeling detached from self
Elana Clark-Faler
elana@recoveryhelpnow.com
No Comments

Post A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.