Post Traumatic Stress

WHAT IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS?

The psychological stress (fear & anxiety) resulting from experiencing or witnessing or hearing a distressful event

WHAT ARE SIGNS OF TRAUMA STRESS?

Post traumatic stress can include:

Flashbacks                

Nightmares

Easily startled / "jumpy"

Easily reminded of traumatic event

Sense of "re-living" the event

Avoiding doing things that remind you of the event                                                                         

Loss of pleasure in activities once enjoyed

Inexplicable fear

Stress Anxiety Depression symptoms

Adrenal Fatigue



WHAT CAN CAUSE TRAUMA STRESS?

  • Accidents (car, plane, train, boat)
  • Natural disasters (hurricane, earthquake, flood, fire)
  • Physical attacks (assault, rape)
  • Abusive relationships (mental & emotional abuse)                                                                          
  • Military combat

HOW CAN THERAPY HELP?

Therapy provides a safe environment for you to explore and process your thoughts and feelings about the event, which when psychologically processed, can reduce the disturbing symptoms (anger, anxiety, fear, depression, physical & emotional pain) that are keeping you stuck

WHAT DO THE BENEFITS OF THERAPY LOOK LIKE?

  • Feeling lighter
  • Experiencing more joy
  • Reduced stress, fear & anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Connecting with others more
  • Effective communication
  • Reduced body pain
  • Increased motivation
  • Improved coping
  • Less obsessive thinking 
  • Better relationships                                                                                                                      
  • Greater mental clarity
  • More ease with day-to-day living   
  • Reduced medication
  • Increased mental health
  • Improved relationships
  • Healthier body
  • Less body pain
  • Less emotional pain
  • ​Cellular repair
  • Belief work / Self-esteem
  • Anger reduction                                                                                                              

Often people slip into "survival mode" and aren't aware of the accumulation of stress. They adapt to the symptoms and continue to cope therefore often do not address the traumatic incident


Frequently the symptoms spill over in daily life and relationships. Processing the effects of stressful events can help you to FEEL BETTER & FUNCTION BETTER. 

After all....... aren't you worth it??