Psychological trauma is an emotional response that may set in after distressing, life-threatening, or otherwise terrible events. After the shock of the event has passed, long-term reactions may continue, including:
- Extreme anxiety
- Difficulty forming meaningful relationships
- Low self-esteem
- Unpredictable emotions
- Changes to thoughts and behavior patterns
- Sensitivity to environmental factors that "trigger" fear or stress experienced during the event
- Even physical emotions like headaches and nausea
It is possible to overcome psychological trauma. Research shows that most people, over time, are able to bounce back from tragedy. If you are feeling persistent feelings of distress or hopelessness, it’s important to seek professional help to help work through your emotions and reactions to a traumatic event.
Please contact me to schedule a free consultation today to discuss how we might be able to help you through your trauma. We will also have the opportunity to explore a more holistic approach to self care which supports resilience.