Do you know your Triggers for your Trauma?
Trauma is any event or series of events that overwhelms the mind, body or both. Without knowing about trauma therapy and its benefits, traumatic events can present in a variety of ways. Growing up in critical, neglectful, unpredictable, or alcoholic homes can often cause trauma. Others may have been in a car accident or suffered an attack and “just don’t feel right” or are experiencing guilt that doesn’t make sense.
While others have a fear of medical procedures. What is traumatic for one person may not be for another. As a result of traumatic events or early life experiences, some people develop difficulty soothing themselves, while others may develop PTSD, forms of dissociation or complex trauma. People with these difficulties need to learn about trauma therapy to help them overcome any adverse effects.
EFFECTS OF TRAUMA OR PTSD:
- Anxiety, stress, hypervigilance, difficulty relaxing
- Overwhelm, procrastination, shut down, dissociation
- Substance abuse or behavioural addictions
- Emotional dysregulation
- Relationship issues, heartbreak, grief or unresolved situations
- Creative blocks
- Not feeling “like myself”
You may not know why you can’t find a mate, make more money, get back to your creative endeavours, or calm your anxiety. It most likely started when you began to develop a belief system about yourself that may not be true. Potentially, it began in an intimate relationship or when you received criticism as a child. When you learn about our Trauma therapy services and seek treatment, we can help you understand and define traumatic experiences.
Once a traumatic event is over, people often blame themselves for not being able to move on, for being blocked, or for not being able to master things in their lives that they think should be easy. Traumatic events disrupt our relationships with ourselves, others, our bodies and our past. To work with all four of these areas can create monumental changes for people.
THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN HAS NO SENSE OF TIME
You may not know that the right side of the brain has no sense of time* and this is why we experience symptoms of trauma long after the incident is over.
Trauma gets “stuck” in the right hemisphere. When we integrate memories in our lives, we release the trauma bringing ourselves back into the present time where we have more control.
- Critical, unpredictable or alcoholic home
- Verbal, physical or sexual abuse by parent, caretaker or sibling ● Neglect or abandonment
- Birth trauma – either giving birth or being born
- Divorce – either parents divorced or as an adult going through a divorce ● Loss, grief, unresolved situations
- Attacks, shooting, rape or disaster
- Car accidents – symptoms may not appear until months later
- Medical procedures or fear of procedures
TRAUMA IS LOCKED IN THE BODY
Trauma is not only in the mind but also experienced in the body. When something traumatic happens, our nervous systems become dysregulated. We are jolted into anxiety, panic or tension while others of us feel dropped down into exhaustion or numbness. The key is to create an experience where the nervous system can release the tension, pressure or constriction caused by the trauma. The benefits of effective treatment are being able to breathe easier, feel more relaxed, and think more clearly. We know the pain of trauma. When you learn more about us you’ll understand how our trauma therapy techniques can help. It’s time to have a new experience of the past and present.
ABOUT MINDWORKS THERAPIST(MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING)
Here at Mindworks, we use innovative therapy techniques to help people heal traumatic experiences and understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. When you’re learning about trauma therapy, you’ll also hear about our variety of therapy techniques, including:
- Anxiety therapy
- EMDR therapy
- Brainspotting therapy
- Havening therapy
- Cognitive-behavioural therapy
If you’re ready to begin your journey toward a future of clarity, then call Mindworks today at 07510 092075 for a FREE Initial Video Consultation. We’re here to teach you to help yourself, are you ready? How can help you?