Trauma disrupts the faith that there is safety, predictability and meaning in the world. It alters us emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Research shows that trauma can have a physiological effect on the brain. Because traumatic events are often unable to be processed by the mind and body in the same manner as other experiences, they are not integrated or “digested”. This lack of resolution often leads to symptoms which may or may not be recognized as trauma-related, such as: hyper-arousal (disrupted sleep, panic, hyper vigilance); re-experiencing (nightmares, intrusive memories, flashbacks); and avoidance or numbing, (loss of interest in life, hopelessness, feeling detached).
Trauma therapy helps you move through the grief process, ultimately allowing for the integration of traumatic feelings and memories. Once integrated, this becomes a part of normal memory where symptoms are no longer needed. Therapy helps restore a feeling of safety, it helps facilitate an awareness of the connections between feelings and symptoms occurring in the present as aspects of the trauma. By making sense of what happened and identifying the effects it had, you can better understand yourself, improve your relationships and enhance the connections in your life.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
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