See a list of trauma symptoms and learn what you can do about it. Learn how you can trigger an innate, natural stress release process in the brain that often produces rapid and long lasting changes even when other types of treatment have failed.
- Do disturbing memories haunt you or interfere with your sleep?
- Are you afraid to go places or do things that are important to you?
- Were you in an accident or natural disaster?
- Did you witness an assault or rape, or were you the victim of violence?
- Were you physically, emotionally or sexually abused or assaulted?
- Did you lose a loved one suddenly through an accident, suicide or violence?
- Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, phobia or self-esteem issues?
If you answered “Yes” to even one of these questions, the effects of trauma may be interfering with your happiness, productivity, popularity and success. Most people don’t realize that they have been traumatized. The symptoms of trauma show up in many different ways, including personality changes, aggressive and avoidance behaviors, withdrawal, fearful reactions, re-experiencing traumas, memory and concentration problems, sleep disorders, and nervous habits.
Most people don’t seek therapy for one of the following reasons: 1) They don’t recognize the impact of traumatic events on them, 2) they don’t think anything can help, or 3) they don’t want to bring up painful memories, thinking that “not remembering” will protect them from the pain. Like ostriches with their heads buried in the sand, some people think that by denying or repressing a memory, it won’t affect them, while those around them may be painfully aware of its affects.
One of the biggest myths is that time heals all wounds. Time does not heal all wounds. They may not remain on the surface, but they are still active as triggers that reinforce old wounds. Unhealed wounds are emotional buttons that get pushed involuntarily, triggering inappropriate emotional and sometimes physical reactions that adversely effect our lives and our health. They can actually get worse over time.
Until recently, most people have been unaware of any effective methods for giving significant help to those suffering from trauma and Post Traumatic Stress. Now there are several powerful energy psychology tools available that can trigger an innate, natural stress release process in the brain that often produces rapid and long lasting changes even when other types of treatment have failed. Read about these on the Energy Psychology Techniques page.
Kalie Marino, MSW, clinical therapist, specializes in trauma and relationship issues. She can be reached at 215-672-1599 for private sessions and educational lectures.