Trauma is treatable
Overcome the debilitating symptoms after a life-threatening or overwhelming experience.
What Is Trauma?
The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “An emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.”
Who Experiences Trauma?
Unfortunately, Trauma is something that many of us have experienced and no two people are alike in how it effects us. We become traumatized when our ability to respond to a perceived threat is in someway overwhelmed. It can be a detriment to our physical and emotional health. This manifests itself over time as a loss of connection – to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others and to the world around us.
What Does Trauma Look Like?
Symptoms of experiencing a traumatic event can present themselves in a variety of ways and they are unique for each individual. Common symptoms include: Hyperarousal (increased heart rate, rapid/shallow breathing, cold sweats, muscular tension & a racing mind), Constriction (breathing, muscle tone & posture altered), Dissociation & Denial, Feelings of Helplessness & Immobility, as well as a variety of additional symptoms effecting your health and your happiness.