An event has occurred and you’ve never been the same since. It was scary and upsetting. You thought you were over it. You thought you could move on, yet the memories keep coming back. You pretend it didn’t happen sometimes. You feel tense and nervous when you think about the unexpected event. There are some moments you can actually forget about it. Sometimes you’re able to go on with your daily life but you never know when the feeling of nervousness and shame is going to creep back up. You have troubling dreams or memories related to something that happened in your past, and it’s getting in the way of your relationships, your job, or even just being able to relax and enjoy yourself.
Symptoms of trauma include:
- Fear of situations or places that remind you of when the bad or scary thing happened
- Constantly feeling on edge
- Experiencing flashbacks of the traumatic event
- Increase of alcohol or drugs to numb the pain
- Disconnect in relationships
- Sudden anger outbursts
- Medical problems that are rooted in inflammation
- Difficulty focusing
You ask yourself:
- “How could something like this impact my life that much?”
- “It’s not that big of a deal, right?”
- “Why can’t I just be normal?”
We start by believing all survivors.
Trauma can result from experiencing a scary or upsetting event yourself or second hand. Secondary trauma is common for those who support someone, personally or professionally, that is trying to heal from trauma.
How Trauma Therapy can help:
For those that have experienced trauma or have been diagnosed with PTSD, it feels like the volume of anxiety and depression has been turned way up! PTSD affects more than veterans. It can affect anyone who has experienced scary and upsetting that they haven’t been able to cope with.
Our counselors are specially trained to help trauma survivors. We can handle it. We can help you live a calm, more relaxed life. You will learn specific strategies that you can use to decrease or eliminate the effects of anxiety and trauma. You will learn to recognize anxious thoughts and find healthy ways to cope. Our counselors only utilize therapy techniques that are backed by research for the treatment of unresolved trauma and PTSD. This therapy helps you to gradually approach trauma related memories, behaviors, and triggers; while learning skills to cope. The keyword here being gradual. We will not throw you into the deep end. We start at the shallow end of the pool and slowly, together, make our way deeper.
You are not alone and you can live a calm life despite the unexpected events you’ve experienced. At the end of trauma treatment, you will be able to track the sensations in your body, know how to cope with them, and get the joy and purpose back in your life. Connect with some of the best trauma therapists in Wilmington, NC today!