What is TRAUMA?
Trauma is life-threating situation event that can cause a lasting impact on the person physiological and psychological well-being (the dysregulation of nervous system). Trauma is an emotional respond to a stressful event. Trauma is fact of life. Trauma impacts everyone. Both adults and children can experience trauma. For some people trauma makes them feel helpless in a dangerous world. The event is a violation of sense safety in the world. It's the time where they feel out of control from their body and feel disconnected from their mind. Some people can't remember their trauma because memory can be too overwhelming. Children, will an experience a hard time sleeping at night, hard time focusing on school, nightmares, irritability or become aggressive at times. A person can an experience a lot of mixed emotions after life threatening event. Trauma shows up in our relationship and can it impact our daily life. Trauma shows up in the body. Some individuals experience somatic pain such as (back pain, headache, migraines, muscle spam...) after experiencing/witnessing traumatic event.
I do not have " one size fits all" approach. In my treatment with treating trauma, I use different approaches and style such as TFCBT, TRM, Brainspotting, and IFS (parts work) to help client heal, grow, to move forward & feel better. Trauma work takes time and can be slow work. Working on your trauma takes courage and bravery. Trauma recovery means how to regulate and manage overwhelming emotions-ways to sooth yourself. This process comes with practice, time, kindness to self, compassion among other things.
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Examples of Trauma :
1) Abuse ( physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, and neglect)
2) Rape, sex trafficking
3) Being Bullied
4) Domestic Violence
7) Natural Disaster
8) Medical Condition
9) Death in the family
10) living in unsafe neighborhood
12) car accident
13) witnessing active shooting
14) Family Chaos
Signs of trauma:
-Feeling of hopelessness, worthlessness
-Suicidal ideation with or without attempts
-Self harm behaviors
-Sleep problems ( sleeping too much or waking up with Nightmares)
-Feeling of numbness
-Physical pain ( headache, stomach...chronic pain)