Trauma is the result of deep wounding, abuse , hurt and/or abandonment at an earlier point in life. A traumatic event involves a single experience, or an enduring or repeating event or events, that completely overwhelm the individual’s ability to cope or integrate the ideas and emotions involved with that experience. Often the traumatic experience are only vaguely remembered — if at all. The sense of being overwhelmed can be delayed by weeks, years or even decades, as the person struggles to cope with the immediate circumstances. Trauma survivors often feel isolated from others and are fiercely critical of themselves.
The most successful recovery from trauma is psychological therapy that may or may not be supported by medications. Because the trauma has been impacting a person’s life for years recovery is a prolonged process. Often when the inevitable painful life event occurs, even having begun to feel better is interpreted by the trauma survivor to show that it was foolish to allow themselves to be open to trusting. The resulting hopeless feeling is often very intense.
We will work on slow exploration of the traumatic event(s) and gaining confidence of your memories, emotional and physical reactions and ability to trust yourself and others.
Trauma survivors often feel isolated from others and are fiercely critical of themselves.