TRAUMA

Trauma

Trauma results when individuals experience excessive stress that overwhelms their emotional or physical ability to cope. Psychological trauma can last for many years, and if unresolved, can even become more devastating than the original traumatic event. Traumatic experiences can produce emotional, cognitive, and physical repercussions. Emotionally, trauma victims can become anxious, depressed, fearful, and withdrawn. They can have recurring panic attacks. In extreme cases, people experience flashbacks of the event, nightmares, amnesia, and intense feelings of guilt. Physically, many people have eating and sleeping problems. They are regularly exhausted and often, they develop unexplained chronic pain. Trauma counselling utilises techniques to identify and work through the emotions that have been internalised from the event. In our work with trauma clients, we help them to resolve the negative emotions that remain from the experiences they endured.