Thursday, 18 August 2011
11:05:34 AM (GMT)
Psychological and physical trauma can result from childhood abuse, both physical or
emotional, early childhood abandonment, witnessing violence and war, or being a
victim of a natural disaster. Any event that has completely overwhelmed your ability
to cope and integrate the frightening experience might be considered traumatic.
Post traumatic stress disorder can turn your life upside down. You may be having
flashbacks, waking up at night in a panic, feel constantly in danger of harm and
mistrustful of others, or you may be avoiding all situations that remind you of the
trauma. You may feel a strange numbness and disconnection from yourself and others.
Therapy can help you pick up the pieces of your shattered world and help you find
relief and resolution. Therapists skilled in working with trauma can help you release
the feelings that have been stored inside you, waiting for a safe place to emerge.
Therapy can help you trust yourself and others again. You can get help to rebuild a
life that can be even richer and more fulfilling than before.