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What is Psychological and Emotional Trauma?
Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event. Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds our ability to cope, or integrate the emotions involved with that experience. A traumatic event involves an experience, or a repeated experience during which the nervous system becomes overwhelmed. Trauma has to be recognized and treated in order to avoid serious consequences to mental, emotional, spiritual and even physical health.
Symptoms of Trauma
- Emotional detachment
- Emotional reactivity
- Flashbacks or obsessive thinking
- Problems with emotional regulation
- Nightmares or sleep disturbance
Treatment for Trauma
Psychotherapy is one of the main treatments for trauma. Talking through and unpacking traumatic events, relationships or family histories helps resolve trauma. When a person is traumatized feelings associated with the trauma need to be processed and released. Therapy creates a safe container in which to do this work. I will support you in developing coping skills, self compassion and in ultimately healing from trauma.