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Trauma-Informed Therapy

I’ve been providing Trauma-informed Therapy services to my clients for many years now. One of the reasons I got involved in Trauma work and became a Trauma-informed Therapist was because of my past experiences on a personal level. Unfortunately, these thoughts and images remind me of being abused by my mother then being in several abusive relationships over many years. In my own process and journey towards healing, I learned about Trauma Triggers, Emotional Flashbacks, and Stress Disorder. I also learned what it means to be Trauma-informed consequently, now I offer Trauma-Informed Therapy to my clients.

It is vital to keep in mind several things with respect to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, triggers, and flashbacks. The first is that traumatic memories remain locked & hidden away in our bodies. This is why traditional “talk” therapy is just not enough meanwhile Bessel van der Kolk describes this process in his book “Body Keeps the Score.”

Trauma Triggers- Stress Disorder Therapy

Memories are stored on a subconscious level. That’s why in my work in Trauma-Informed Therapy and with Stress Disorder, consequently, I help my clients understand the root causes of anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. We do this by utilizing techniques such as hypnosis and NLP, Psych-K, and mental rehearsal, and changing subconscious programming. This again is the essence of my work as a Trauma-informed Therapist for years now.

However, the body retains memories and when we experience a trigger, such as noise, the body reacts with a “flight or fight response”. That serves as a protection from the danger that might not be truly present, in other words, you see the brain perceives this as “this is happening right now”! It does not distinguish between the past from the present.

This is why it is important to seek help through Therapy to manage your mental health and to be sure to manage your Triggers as well above all, we utilize therapy among other things to get to the root causes. Remember I offer a Free Consultation to determine if we’re a good match for one another and therefore if I can ultimately help you on you’re healing journey.

Trauma-informed -Emotional Flashbacks

Speaking in the role of  Trauma-informed Therapist briefly I want to discuss a very strong common experience many of us share. We’ve been discussing Trauma Triggers, Stress Disorder among other things. However, this “reaction” is what we call “emotional flashbacks” and as a result we might react with increased heart rate, sweating, muscle tension, shallow breathing, and muscle tension. When left untreated, people develop mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.

Therefore, in order to heal our bodies and our minds from symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, we need to adopt specific approaches. These approaches, not only focus on the mind & mental aspects but also detox toxic or negative emotions from our bodies that might have been repressed.

This is the essence of Trauma-Informed Therapy consequently you can begin to see why “talk therapy” has its limits. These techniques enable you to get to the root causes of why things are as they are. Adopting trauma-informed practices has been vital to my health as well as in my help in healing others. Isn’t it time you explore these healing modalities and make improvements?

Trauma-informed- Traumatic Events

PTSD- Developing into an emotional response.

Examples of traumatic events can include:

  1. Childhood abuse/trauma/neglect.
  2. Being in an abusive relationship(s).
  3. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, fires.
  4. Witnessing a violent crime.
  5. Sexual assault.
  6. Divorce or death.
  7. Illness, such as traumatic brain injury.
  8. Being in combat where one experienced or witnessed death and violence

If you’ve experienced any of these traumatic events you would benefit greatly from utilizing Trauma-informed Therapy for your Stress Disorder. You should seek the services of a Trauma-informed Therapist moreover this is why I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we’re a great match.