How our therapy can help you in your recovery
Getting some help with the effects of trauma, or the trauma experienced by a friend or family member, can seem like a gigantic and intimidating step, however, with professional and personal support around you, it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming prospect.
Our highly qualified team have many years of experience of providing effective therapeutic support to people with experience of personal trauma.
We have put this guide together help you comprehend how trauma affects people, and to show you how treatment centres provide programmes that can help you
So, what is trauma?
Psychological trauma frequently follows a distressing event or a long series of events. The trauma associated can lead individuals to feel completely overwhelmed and unable to cope.
Reactions to such events can seem unusual or even disturbing, however, reactions are commonplace when following traumatic incidents, and what you are experiencing will pass with time and the right treatment.
While some symptoms are only mild and will pass with time, others can be more severe and could require professional treatment.
Symptoms may leave the individual feeling disconnected, number and even cause social isolation. People can also feel more afraid and vulnerable.
Do I have trauma?
It develops in response to an unexpected event, for which, the person was unprepared. There was nothing that the person could do to prevent it from happening.
Symptoms of trauma:
Flashbacks – A replay of the traumatic event, or events mentally or physically.
Insomnia – Problems sleeping because of nightmares or replays of the traumatic event.
Anxiety – This can develop into PTSD or panic attacks
Stress – People finding stress hard to deal with following the traumatic event.
Anger – You could feel anger at yourself, at the event or at the person or organisation responsible for the vent, or at the wider world for being unfair. This can lead towards outbursts and anger management problems.
Depression – People who experience traumatic events can be left with dark moods, even suicidal thoughts.
Loss of self-esteem – Experiencing a traumatic event can leave some people feeling that they aren’t worthy, and like they do not have any confidence.
Self medication – A great many people believe that the only way they can deal with traumatic events, is self-medicating with alcohol and drugs, which is an extremely self-destructive behaviour and the wrong way to cope, and can lead to serious health issues.
Emotional de-attachment – People can feel emotional numbness or dissociation, as a survival response to the trauma. Refusals to combat psychological issues can make you seem isolated, and distant to other people.
The risks of trauma
Many short and long terms problems are linked to trauma, this includes mental health conditions, like depression, anxiety and personality disorders.
Obesity, anorexia and other eating disorders.
Skin and hair problems, such as psoriasis, eczema and hair loss.
Substance misuse conditions, were people look to alcohol or drugs to deal with the trauma in a mal-adaptive way.
Relationship problems, and isolation
Low self-esteem, with knock on effects for your career.
Getting help for trauma
Effective treatment can help people who experience trauma, combat the issue and regain control of their life
There are many tings that can be done to help you heal trauma.
Talking to your family and friends about it can be a really good way of taking some steps to recovery.
Dedicated counselling and therapy can help you to overcome your trauma. This might include self help groups and talking therapies. This includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
You can be offered medication to help with any related symptoms. Such as a sleep issue, or even dedicated support around the misused of drugs and alcohol for people.
Therapeutic programmes that we can associate you with use techniques that are proven to be effective in the treatment of trauma.
Together, we can address your condition, and any underlying psychological issues you may be facing. We can help you address all the aspects of your life and help you to build a toolkit to move forward in a positive way.
Give The Recovery Trust a call today.