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Trauma Therapy

If you’re having difficulty coping with traumatic stress in your life, there’s nothing wrong with you – and there’s nothing wrong with getting help.

Safe, Confidential Trauma Therapy

Stress is normal. It helps us rise to meet the challenges of the day, and it’s balanced out by things like relaxation and socialization. This is what helps us manage life’s complications on a day-to-day basis.

 

But sometimes our stress response overwhelms our ability to cope. This is called trauma.

Trauma isn’t always caused by an accident or injury – it can also be emotional. Trauma can result from exposure to violence, or from disruptive events like the loss of a family member. Or, it can be caused by a series of small events, such as abuse, that happen over a period of time.

A common response to trauma is to think there’s something wrong with you. But trauma is simply the result of a natural process. When an event pushes us out of our normal zone of resilience, our nervous system gets thrown off balance. Sometimes, life throws us so far off balance that it’s hard to recover on our own, and we need some help to feel like ourselves again.

Trauma’s Causes and Symptoms

Causes of trauma can include:

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War or political upheaval
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Sexual violation or abuse
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Intimate or social betrayal
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Domestic or community violence
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Racism, sexism, homophobia and bullying

Trauma is not defined not by the event itself, but by our response to it, which can vary from person to person.

Sometimes trauma carries over from childhood. Studies show that adults who have experienced childhood trauma suffer from higher levels of obesity, heart disease, unintended pregnancy, substance abuse, and depression.

Symptoms of trauma include:

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Flashbacks
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Fatigue
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Unstable emotions
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Depression
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Fluctuations in appetite
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Hypervigilance - always feeling on alert
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Fight, flight or freeze (dissociation)
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Trouble connecting with others
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Hypersensitivity to loud noises or other sensory stimulation
Anxiety
Physical problems like headaches or stomach pain
Trauma responses like these happen because our nervous system is wired for survival; it’s our body’s way of keeping us safe when we’re in danger. This is supposed to happen temporarily, but sometimes we get stuck – especially if our experience is prolonged or we’re prevented from finding safety again.

Ayadi Health: A Safe, Supportive Space

If you’re having difficulty dealing with something traumatic in your life, know that there’s nothing wrong with you – and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting help.

You deserve to feel well. Counseling can help you re-center and rediscover life’s joys.

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