An overwhelming or uncontrollable experience that results in trauma can happen to anyone. The traumatic event may occur directly to you, or you may witness something that causes you to feel the same type of stress.
After a traumatic stressor, some people may develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Typical traumatic stress symptoms include:
• Distress when reminded of the event
• Avoidance of thoughts or reminders of the event
• emotional numbing or social withdrawal
• Nightmares or intrusive images or thoughts of the event
• Sleep difficulties.
As we go through life we all encounter difficult and challenging experiences. It’s important to remember you are not alone
Working through and resolving trauma can be a scary thing for some people. Finding the right therapist to help you work through it can be one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.
There are a variety of ways to work through and resolve trauma, and they all begin with trust, safety and cultivating self-care resources. Working with trauma through the mind and body together has proven to be the most effective, according to studies