What is TRAUMA?
Trauma can be caused by an overwhelmingly negative event that causes a lasting impact on the victim’s mental and emotional stability. Trauma is an emotional respond to the a stressful event. For some people trauma makes them feel helpless in a dangerous world. It's the time where they feel out of control from their body and feel disconnected from their mind. In children, they will have a hard time sleeping at night, hard time focusing in school, nightmares, irritability or become aggressive at times. Both adults and children can experience trauma. A person can an experience a lot of mixed emotions after life threatening event.
I use TFCBT model ( Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to assist client process their trauma. TFCBT is an evidence based treatment model designed to assigned client in overcoming the negative effects of traumatic experience. TFCBT is short term and can last up to 8-25 sessions. TFCBT help people who have experienced trauma ways to manage their difficult emotions, modify negative thinking, learn to communicate better, decrease stress, in addition to many to many other things. In addition to TFCBT model I utilize TRM model ( Trauma Resilience Model) where it focuses on self care, re-starting the nervous system and increase ' " resilience zone".
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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
Feeling of numbness
Physical pain ( headache, stomach)