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Trauma

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Trauma

 

Trauma happens to a person when the situation is perceived to be life threatening with no means of escape, so they get ‘stuck’ in the memory of this event. Psychological trauma is defined as ‘damage to the mind that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event' caused by an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds a person's ability to cope, or integrate the emotions involved with this experience. 

Often trauma stems from a powerful event that happens during childhood, when intense emotions are created, often for the first time. A child may not have the support or environment to release the emotions effectively, and are unable to properly express their fear, terror, anger, hurt or upset. 

 

That emotional trauma could potentially shatter their psyche, so instead the body holds onto it and suppresses it. The trauma becomes stored in the body, impacting the emotional, physical and even the deepest cellular levels, and therefore affects the consciousness of every cell of the body.

 

Trauma can have an enormous damaging impact on the body, and it can negatively impact all areas of life and lead to the development of many physical and social issues. If left untreated it can go on to cause long-term effects including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  

Childhood Trauma

A study by King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience recently reported that there are shockingly high incidents of childhood trauma, and 1 in 13 children go on to become Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sufferers.

 

It found that almost a third of the 18-year-olds studied had experienced childhood trauma, and a quarter of these children went on to develop PTSD. Many of those had also experienced a major depressive episode, one in five had attempted suicide, yet only 20% had been seen by a mental health professional in the past year.

 

The report stated that 'Childhood trauma is a public-health concern, but providing effective treatments early on could prevent mental health problems continuing into adulthood.' 

Benefits of Treatments

After a treatment Clients are often more able to:​

  • Be less emotionally reactive, and less triggered by events or people

  • Feel more empowered, calm, patient, kind and more accepting or others and of situations

  • Have more self-love and an increased sense of worthiness

  • Have a heightened awareness

  • Learn to respond differently to situations that arise

  • Lose their attachment to past memories and future desires

  • Lose their victim mentality

  • Be more willing to take responsibility for their own life and the choices they make 

  • Stop blaming others for the way they feel

  • Choose to respond differently to personal life challenges

  • Identify their emotions rather than hiding or running away from them

  • Operate from a place of love, compassion and connection

  • Have better health and wellbeing

  • Notice dramatic positive shifts in their life

  • Take back control of their life

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