Healing Trauma and Embracing Your Life
Trauma clouds every aspect of your being. Leaving you either numb and shut down or agitated and on alert. Human life is stressful and traumatic. Most people have experienced a traumatic event or relationship that betrayed them.
What makes the difference is how you recover, and the kind of supports you have in your life.
When you experience trauma, abuse or neglect when you are young, the consequences run deep. You have fewer inner resources to deal with the impact, which can lead to unhealthy ways of dealing with the pain, such as addictions, self-harm, destructive relationships, isolation.
When we have safe and secure relationships, we can process traumatic experiences and restore our natural instincts.
Do you find that your reactions don’t make sense or seem out of proportion? This is because trauma binds your energy, leaving you frozen in the past, affecting how you respond now. When you release this energy, you can develop resilience, a deeper connection with yourself and others, and live more fully in the present.
At Turning Point Therapy we understand the importance of creating a safe and secure relationship with you, which is the foundation for trauma recovery. We provide therapy that addresses all aspects of mind and body.
“Because we understand how nerve racking this can be, and that successful therapy depends on finding the right fit”.
“The roots of resilience are to be found in the sense of being understood by and existing in the mind and heart of a loving, attuned, and self-possessed other.”
Types of Trauma You May be Struggling with
Most of you may understand trauma as those horrifying events where your life or someone else’s life is threatened. These might include;
- Car Accidents
- Witnessing violence
- See someone die
- Surgery/birth trauma
- Natural Disaster
- Sexual Assault/Child sexual abuse
- Child abuse and neglect
Trauma is defined as any event that overwhelms your nervous system. Depending on your age and choices at the time, many experiences can be traumatic because they cause similar effects on your nervous system where we feel powerless, overwhelmed, or confused. Here are a few that you may not associate with having a traumatic effect.
- End of relationship/friendship
- Victim of gossip
- Victim of discrimination
- Workplace stress, harassment, job loss
- Moving or significant change in circumstances
- Living with ongoing criticism and contempt
Trauma that goes unresolved can diminish your ability to deal with further stressful, traumatic events. This can lead to developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD.
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