Surviving trauma is an incredible endeavor that no one wishes to face.
Trauma and abuse jeopardize a person’s sense of safety and stability which often result in feelings of fear, anxiety, panic, and shame. Flashbacks, nightmares, and dissociation reinforce the sense of helplessness and make you feel like you are no longer in control of your life. Or perhaps it’s never felt like you have had control in the first place.
Trauma and abuse can come in many forms.
One’s response to a traumatic event is influenced by several factors including but not limited to:
the nature of the event
one’s mindset during the trauma
their interpretation of the trauma
one’s overall ability to cope with distress.
Summarily put, traumas (and a person’s responses) are not created equal; however, traumas share an underlying threat or violation to one’s safety. At some point, the world no longer felt safe.
Trauma and abuse often leave a lasting imprint on us, showing up in different areas of our lives.
Poor concentration, difficulties sleeping or relaxing, relationship problems, and struggling with substances are just some examples of posttraumatic stress reactions.
While the feeling of being trapped is common, there are ways of healing from trauma and abuse.
Trauma resolution therapy can help you reconnect with your strengths, re-establish a sense of safety, and redefine what your trauma means to you.