Dealing With Trauma
There are, unfortunately, too many bad things that can happen to people in this world, leaving us feeling powerless and traumatized. What may be traumatizing to one person may not impact another person. Trauma is very complex, however, and is more about the body’s response to that experience versus the experience itself.
Trauma is very primitive and the functioning related to survival lives in the oldest part of your brain. The “flight, fight, or freeze” response is pervasive in the animal kingdom and serves important functions. This involuntary process is your brain and your body being very clever to save you from suffering, as well as potentially save your life. Where trauma comes in is the struggle to move through that experience, either a figurative or literal sensation of being trapped, and a struggle to resume normal life thereafter.
Trauma therapy is individualized to each person. We offer resourcing, processing, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), guided imagery, and somatic approaches to help you regain your sense of power and control.
You can feel like yourself again. You have survived. Now it’s time to thrive. Contact us now for a free consultation.