These can be any deeply disturbing experience or the emotional shock following an overwhelming event. Sometimes they can be the accumulation of “little traumas”—seemingly everyday hurts and disappointments. Even the memory of a past trauma, if unresolved, can feel like it’s happening in the present.
Some of the resulting symptoms include fear, anxiety, irritability, anger, sadness, panic, sleep disturbances, intolerance to stress, social withdrawal or a loss of sense of self.
Trauma can change how our brain works and cause us to respond to situations differently than we did before. According to an article in the May issue of Emotion, published by the American Psychological Association (APA) “ Exposure to trauma may create enough changes in the brain to sensitize people to overreact to an innocuous facial gesture years later, even in people who don’t have a stress-related disorder”.
What I’ve found is that change is always possible.
Possibilities for healing do exist; you can find your peace and free your future. You too can discover your inner strengths and develop the resources to overcome the effects of trauma in your life.
The true nature of my work is to help people identify and overcome the effects of their trauma. I do this by combining current mind body approaches with traditional therapeutic techniques. I guide clients to:
• Experience greater awareness and clarity
• Focus on the here and now
• Create meaningful change
• Improve relationships