The psychological stress (fear & anxiety) resulting from experiencing or witnessing or hearing a distressful event
Post traumatic stress can include:
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
Stress Anxiety Depression symptoms
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
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??