Do you find yourself still struggling to move on from a traumatic experience?
Are you extremely sensitive to various events, people, smell, color and anything else that could take you back to that very moment when you were in a bad situation?
Are you scared of meeting new people based on a traumatic experience you’ve had?
Are you scared of being alone?
Have you been ridiculed for speaking up about a traumatic experience? Do people blame you for what happened?
Do you want to get rid of these weighty feelings and just live your life the way you want?
Trauma is a very powerful series of different emotions that victims have to deal with every single day. It is basically a biochemical feeling or disorder which is a result of an experience which occurred in the victim’s life and left them feeling unsafe. You might find yourself dreading the mornings of everyday because you have to wake up and possibly interact with people who might unknowingly be triggers of your trauma. This feeling goes on to affect your relationship with your loved ones, at work or school and you seem not to be able to hold any meaningful conversations anymore as everyone begins to walk on eggshells around you in the hope to not trigger your feelings of fear and panic.
You are not alone, we understand
People have feelings of trauma after they survived bad experiences like robberies, car accidents, and sexual violence etc. You can find that a victim can be scared to leave the house, walk on a certain street, or even being afraid to talk on the phone because almost everything around them becomes a trigger that takes them back to that place where they were victimized. Some trauma victims are also afraid to seek help because they feel that they would be asked to relive the horrible experience they have been trying to forget for years, some also feel they would be blamed for what happened to them. This and more are some of the reasons why a lot of trauma victims don’t speak up about their experiences.
How does Trauma Therapy help?
At Sunrise Counseling Services, our trauma therapy module comprises of series of exercises and modalities that are designed to build trust and create room for healing. You and your therapist would have series of safe therapy sessions which will give your therapist the information he needs to create a custom plan based on strengths, weaknesses, needs and other specifications. This plan will then be used to showcase your emotional mind and possibly isolate the part which remains stuck on the horrible experience you went through. Human beings are wired to be emotional even without strong triggers. For a trauma patient, your emotional response to this is triggered which causes fear and panic it is just your mind’s way of reminding you to be extremely cautious so you do not experience this trauma again. The downside to this however, is that your emotional mind while trying to protect you, causes unnecessary panic and fear and also makes you relive the bad experiences over and over again.
With trauma therapy, the aim is to reconfigure the way your brain and emotional mind responds to the memories of your traumatic experience. By doing this, you become able to change your thought process to not focus on past experiences whenever you have feelings of fear or panic.
We have all the necessary tools and skills
With modalities such as clinical hypnosis, CBT, EMDR, etc. and highly trained professionals, Sunrise Counseling Services is more than able to help walk this journey towards recovery with you. All we ask is that you trust us to lead you on the right path to full and complete recovery from trauma and its effects. If you are ready to move past your feelings of trauma, then please don’t hesitate to contact us as we are available.