Trauma is often triggered by one-off events or ongoing experiences such as abuse and manipulation. Perceived threats or emotional experiences can be just as damaging as lived experiences.
Trauma can be treated with the right level of help.
Untreated trauma can have a long-lasting negative impact on an individual. It is often the case that trauma is not recognized until trauma symptoms present themselves as more serious or acute forms of mental illness.
Untreated trauma may also be responsible for worsening physical illnesses, such as those which are related to the digestive system, and it may also manifest in the form of substance use disorders.
Given that trauma's impact can manifest in so many different ways, it's important that those suffering seek the right help.
Trauma typically causes an individual extreme or ongoing stress. The negative effects of trauma may go unnoticed by individuals for many years, causing unhealthy behavioural patterns and disruptive emotions.
For many people the intensity of symptoms will increase when they are stressed or if they are triggered by a reminder of the event.
Jumpy and hyper vigilant.
Unable to speak with loved ones.
Comfort seeking behaviour like addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Negative thoughts about yourself or others, emotionally numb. Ongoing nightmares, flashbacks and intrusive memories.
Sleepless, experiencing insomnia.
Feeling an overwhelming sense of guilt or shame, irritability, anger or aggression.
Our supportive team works with you to understand the events around your trauma. Your therapy team will work with you one on one using advanced evidence-based therapeutic practices that have proven particularly effective for the treatment of trauma.
No two programs are alike, however, all include an emphasis on mental health and physical wellbeing, working hand in hand improving relationships and emotional resilience.