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What is Trauma:
Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extremely stressful events that fracture your sense of security, making you feel helpless.
Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, detached, and unable to trust other people.
Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event.
The more afraid and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized.
Emotional and psychological trauma can be caused by:
- One-time events, such as an accident, injury, assault, or a violent attack, especially if it was unexpected or happened in childhood.
- Ongoing, unremitting stress, such as battling a life-threatening illness or experiencing traumatic events that occur repeatedly, such as bullying, domestic violence, childhood abuse and/or neglect.
- The sudden death of someone close, the breakup of a significant relationship, or a humiliating or deeply disappointing experience can lead to a trauma response.
- Natural or man made disasters can present unique challenges—even if you weren’t directly involved in the event. Viewing images such as terrorist attacks or mass shootings on the media can lead to traumatic stress.
Whatever the cause of your trauma, and whether it happened years ago or yesterday, you can make healing changes and move on with your life. Feel free to contact me to discuss how I might support you on your healing journey.