The Life Resolutions Team on Trauma
Trauma occurs when an individual experiences a difficult situation that leaves them with a prolonged change in emotions and thought processes.
While our brains are very strong and resilient, some events can have a marked impact on our ability to process and respond to information. Trauma can result in difficulties with work, relationships, and general wellbeing.
Any kind of event can result in trauma, and events affect different people in different ways. Some examples of events that might cause a trauma response include:
- Death and bereavement.
- Accidents or incidents resulting in injury.
- A natural disaster or other large-scale event.
- Domestic or family violence.
- Sexual assault or violence.
- War and living in areas of high conflict.
The Manifestations of Trauma
There is a range of common symptoms associated with trauma and trauma-inducing events:
Confusion and disorientation, especially immediately following the event.
Communication challenges and difficulties discussing the event.
Denial of the event or associated emotions.
Experiencing nightmares or flashbacks to the event.
Developing fears associated with the event.
How the Life Resolutions Team Can Help You
Even if the traumatic event or circumstance is long in your past, it is important to seek professional support to help you process your thoughts and emotions about the issue. At Life Resolutions, we offer both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Trauma Model Therapy to help you understand and process any trauma you may be experiencing.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):
CBT is treatment designed to help the individual reframe and shift their perceptions and process their emotions in a safe setting, thereby allowing them to recover from the traumatic event.
Trauma Model Therapy:
Trauma Model Therapy involves a more structured approach to helping individuals overcome trauma. This therapy helps clients recognise the ongoing effect of trauma on their lives and find strategies to minimise the harm that has occurred as a result.
Seek Support with Life Resolutions Today
If you have experienced trauma and it is impacting your health and happiness, or would just like to speak to a professional, we urge you to contact us today. To book an appointment with Life Resolutions, contact our friendly team. You can also head to our website for more information on the services we provide at Life Resolutions and to learn more about our Principal Psychologist, Mary Magalotti.