Feel trapped in overdrive – on edge, irritable, ready to snap?
Do you experience poor concentration or confusion, or feel easily overwhelmed?
Has trauma left you with emotional scars, nightmares, or flashbacks?
Do you avoid situations or reminders of the traumatic event?
Are you suffering from post traumatic stress, anxiety, or depression?
You should know you are not alone.
A study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress revealed that post traumatic stress (PTS) is perhaps more common than you think. More than 8% of people in our community will experience PTS in their lifetimes, 4.7% within the past year, and 3.8% in the past six month period. When we include those who also suffer following significant trauma but don’t fit typical PTSD criteria, the statistics become as worrying as they are staggering.
This means that millions of Americans continue to suffer from the devastating after effects of traumatic experience.
Trauma can alter how the brain functions, and its signs and symptoms can vary from finding it difficult to trust and being constantly on guard, to sudden panic and intrusive, anxiety-ridden thoughts. Trauma, without question, can significantly diminish your quality of life.
And while the signs and symptoms can feel complex and at times overwhelming, feeling better is possible. In fact, with trauma therapy, I believe that you will find yourself becoming more balanced and at ease as we implement our compassionate, evidence-based techniques and strategies together in a safe, supportive environment. I will work with you as an equal collaborator in your healing.
So if these sound like you…
– I struggle with anxiety or depression
– I relive traumatic events with accompanying unwanted memories, vivid images, and physical signs like sweating, palpitations, and panic attacks
– I am hyper vigilant or easily frightened
– I feel edgy or irritable often
– I feel like the joy, love, and other positive emotions have been sucked from my life
– I’d like professional help to better understand and cope with previous trauma
– I want to live an easier, happier, more connected life
…Then trauma therapy may offer the ideal therapeutic approach for you.
Trauma therapy combines various research-based approaches and techniques to relieve the painful mental and physical responses raised by the memory of traumatic events, and to create new, healthier patterns in your brain.
We’ll allow your nervous system opportunities to release energy that got stuck in the body during trauma: whether single, multiple or developmental traumatic events. We’ll identify you triggers that lead to emotional and physical suffering, discuss ways to deal with unhelpful and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, and teach you techniques to manage distress and enable you to move forward. If you would like me to show you how to take your next steps down the road of recovery, please contact me today for an appointment.
The services offered are not medical treatment or psychological therapy, and are not performed by a medical professional. Please consult with your doctor or therapist to determine if mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing® techniques, or yoga is right for you.