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.”