Trauma & PTSD

Trauma & PTSD

Trauma and PTSD can develop after going through a dangerous or life threatening event or witnessing a traumatic event. Events like natural disasters, accidents, wars, terrorism, genocide, physical and sexual assaults and sudden death of a loved one are common examples.

Trauma and PTSD can also develop after experiencing physical/psychological/emotional abuse or neglect during childhood or adulthood.

Trauma can be of transgenerational origin affecting first, second and third generation of trauma survivors.

Trauma is more than just stress

People who suffer from stress struggle with anxiety and worry. They can be short tempered and agitated, but for the most part they are able to function in daily life.

Trauma is a specific type of stress that is a result of a shock to the body and mind following an overwhelming experience.

Trauma is very distressing and accompanied with intense emotional pain, physical symptoms and feeling vulnerable that doesn’t really go away.

Time alone doesn’t heal trauma wounds & PTSD?

If you had a traumatic experience that is not healed you may continue to suffer months or even years after from trauma related symptoms and issues.

PTSD is post-traumatic stress disorder, the diagnosis for unhealed trauma.

PTSD and Psychological problems

Unhealed psychological trauma can often result in chronic stress and anxiety, depression, anger and feeling a loss of control over the ability to manage emotions and physiological reactions.

Events that might be considered mild can trigger an avalanche of emotions making it difficult to cope and feel balanced.

People who experienced psychological trauma may suffer from intrusive memories, nightmares, and flashbacks and tend to avoid situations that can remind them of the traumatic experience.

PTSD and health issues

Research findings report that people who have PTSD are more likely to experience health problems than those who don’t have PTSD.

Unhealed trauma is associated with many chronic conditions and diseases.

These include:

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stomach aches, constipation
  • Chronic skin problems
  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • Other chronic conditions
  • Body aches and pain

The treatment of choice to healing trauma

At the Holistic Psychotherapy Center we provide specialized trauma treatment depending on the type of trauma you suffered. Whether it is a one time traumatic event like an accident or more long term trauma like abuse, your needs are unique to your experience.

When it comes to trauma treatment working with a warm and empathic therapist you feel safe with, comfortable and connected to, will be crucial in helping you open the door for healing and recovery.

Restoring safety and self-control is our key guideline

The first goal we focus on when meeting you is to get to know you, understand your experience, your concerns and challenges, needs and goals.

We work in a collaborative process and together we explore the issues that are is important to work on. We emphasize on helping you restore a sense of safety and self-confidence to your life so you can cope better and manage your emotions and reactions with more control.

Within a safe space and specialized trauma skills, we help you work through aspects of your trauma that are still impacting your life without overwhelming your emotions and body.

Healing trauma holistically in gentle yet powerful ways

When stress of trauma is not released it can get stuck in the body, mind and spirit and impact our body and mind wellness.

While talk therapy can be powerful in working with the mind and spirit it doesn’t address the stress within the body which is associated with health problems and nervous system imbalances.

We have found that energy healing methods we use are very effective in helping the body release stress associated with the memory of the trauma restore the natural relaxed state and allow the body to heal from many physical conditions.

Our clients describe feeling relaxed, grounded and more empowered at the end of each session.

We get how trauma impacts your life, your health, your relationship and your spirit.

If you’ve tried things and nothing has worked for you, don’t give in and don’t give up. We know it is possible to heal your trauma, become resilient and feel whole again.

We specialize in holistic trauma treatment for over 25 and help many people heal their trauma and thrive. We invite you to reach out to us and take the first step towards your healing.

The long term invisible wounds of trauma

The long term impact of the trauma can go largely unnoticed after the return to normal functioning.

There are invisible wounds of trauma that can continue to impact mental and physical well being long after the trauma. These wounds have to do with disempowering beliefs that develop after the experience. For example:

“I am not worthy”

“I can’t trust anyone”

“If things get out of control, it is dangerous and life threatening”

“Good things will not happen to me”

These beliefs become subconscious, hurting your self-esteem and preventing you from developing healthy relationships with yourself and others.

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