Do you find yourself having difficulty shaking intrusive thoughts of negative past experiences? Or do you find yourself reliving moments over-and-over in your mind?
Trauma can present itself in many ways, you might be encountering distressing thoughts or reliving unsettling experiences through flashbacks. Emotions such as anger, resentment, or irritability may be surfacing. You might be experiencing nightmares which can lead to sleep disturbances. Additionally, you might find yourself actively avoiding locations or individuals that trigger distressing memories and emotional responses.
Embarking on a journey to understand and overcome trauma is a courageous step toward reclaiming your well-being. Trauma isn’t a uniform experience; it comes in various forms that can impact your mental, emotional, and physical health. Perhaps you’ve encountered distressing events, overwhelming stress, or prolonged challenges that have left an imprint on you, making it difficult to navigate life with ease.
What is Trauma?
Trauma is like carrying the weight of intense emotions triggered by distressing events that have left a lasting impact on your mental and emotional well-being. You may feel like you struggle to deal with overwhelming feelings, often stemming from experiences like accidents, abuse, or profound losses. You may find yourself grappling with symptoms such as flashbacks, anxiety, and depression. Forming and maintaining relationships becomes challenging as the effects of emotional trauma linger. It’s an unsettling disruption leaving which can leave you grappling with overwhelming emotions, altered thought patterns, and changes in how you navigate the world. Daily life becomes a challenge as you confront the aftermath of experiences that have left an indelible mark on your psyche. Seeking therapeutic support becomes crucial in navigating through complex emotions and working towards healing.
Recognizing the Signs.
If you find yourself:
Intrusively reliving distressing memories.
Feeling emotionally numb or overwhelmed by intense mood swings.
Struggling with trust issues and avoiding reminders of the trauma.
Trauma Therapy can be helpful for you.
Embarking on Trauma Therapy.
Reaching out for support is a significant step in your healing journey. Therapists specializing in trauma-informed
care can help you navigate the complexities of your experiences. We use various treatment modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to h
elp you identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors and it provides practical coping strategies to manage symptoms, helping you reg
ain a sense of control. Creating a safe space and comfortable space for trauma therapy is crucial. We will work on establishing trust and rapport to foster open communication while providing a sense of safety and predictability throughout your healing journey.
Self-help strategies in addition to trauma therapy are self-help in helping you manage the complex emotions you may experience between sessions. We will work on helping you learn Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques such like deep breathing and meditation can help manage anxiety and stress. We will also look to writing about your thoughts and feelings in a journal which provides a therapeutic outlet for processing your experiences. We will look at ways for you to connect with your supportive communities. Joining groups where others share similar experiences can provide a sense of belonging and understanding. And we will look at healthy lifestyle choices which includes prioritizing regular exercise, maintaining a balanced diet, and ensuring sufficient sleep contribute to your overall well-being.
Embracing the Healing Journey.
Healing from trauma is a unique process, and progress may not always be linear. As you navigate your journey, practice patience, self-compassion, and celebrate every small victory. Remember, seeking help is a powerful act of self-love, and you’re not alone on this path. Therapy can help you find some relief. Please call (720) 830-7786 or contact us for your free, 15-minute consultation to see how our online and in-person counseling services can help you
Let Us Help Take Some Of The Weight Off Of Your Chest
If you’re stressed out, frustrated, and done with trauma controlling your life, therapy can help you find some relief. Please call (720) 830-7786 or contact us for your free, 15-minute consultation to see how our online and in-person counseling services can help you