Trauma occurs when one has experienced or witnessed an event or situation that leads to long-lasting effects on thoughts, emotions, and ability to cope.
Although everyone experiences difficult events differently, many people may have an extended emotional response to trauma. These thoughts and emotions can result in feelings of sadness, anxiety, and helplessness.
A trauma response can occur after any number of situations or events, such as –
- Death of a friend or family member.
- Accidents or injuries.
- A natural disaster.
- Domestic or family violence.
- Sexual assault.
- Exposure to war or strife.
Possible Symptoms of Trauma
Everyone experiences trauma differently, but there are several common signs and symptoms.
Disorientation and confusion – often occurs immediately after the trauma but can persist.
Difficulties with communication and relating to others.
Denial of having experienced the traumatic event or denial of associated symptoms.
Changes in sleeping habits and appetite.
Developing a fear relating to the traumatic event.
How Life Resolutions Can Support You
Even if the event that is causing you trauma occurred a long time ago, it is not too late to seek support and work through the associated issues with a professional. At Life Resolutions, we offer both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Trauma Model Therapy to support our clients in their journey towards wellness.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):
Our CBT involves assisting clients in analysing and reframing their perceptions and associated thoughts and emotions to help them recover from trauma. The professional talks through the issues with you and helps you understand and recognise your symptoms.
Trauma Model Therapy:
Trauma Model Therapy involves a more structured approach to addressing the cause of the trauma and then assisting clients in coping with the associated feelings and emotions that surface. This process may be difficult but is highly effective in helping clients ultimately recover from trauma.
Chat to the Life Resolutions Team Today
If you are struggling with trauma or any other mental health issues, please book an appointment with Life Resolutions by contacting our friendly team today. You can also head to our website for more information on the services we offer at Life Resolutions and our Principal Psychologist, Mary Magalotti.