Whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence, a natural disaster, suicide, or something seemingly more innocuous like a move or illness – it’s impossible to go through life without experiencing a traumatic event.
Sometimes the event seems to grab hold and infect your general sense of wellbeing and competence – that is when you are having a trauma reaction.
You are not weak.
Your strength got you through the experience. But, you are having a trauma response.
This is your response to what was, for you, a deeply distressing or disturbing event. It is a subjective response – and not everyone who experiences the same event will have the same response. Your reaction is real and valid. You are not weak.
Your ability to cope has simply been overwhelmed. Maybe you’re feeling helpless, questioning your worth, or having difficulty fully engaging in life like before.
It is not hopeless.
There is hope. You are not alone, and you are not broken.
We can help you draw on your strength and start to process the pain, fear, and sadness that result from the trauma and permeate your daily life.