POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) and Trauma is experienced Differently by Everyone:
Our ability to maintain healthy mental, emotional and physical well-being depends on several factors. Some of which include genetics, cultural influence, learned skills, family relationships, and available resources. An experience that is traumatic for others may not present any noticeable challenges for you. Similarly, you may struggle to cope with certain events or situations that others seem able to process and move past with little apparent difficulty.
Trauma can result from many causes such as a frightening experience from childhood. While trauma and PTSD are often associated with physical or sexual abuse, violent crime, military or police service, other events, such as difficult pregnancy, a car accident, an illness/injury or the loss of a loved one, can also cause traumatic stress.
It takes courage and often the will to ask for help from the right sources to heal from trauma. With evidence-based approaches to the treatment of trauma and relationships at Integrated Counseling and Wellness-Sugar Land, you can finally gain control over the effects of trauma in your life to move forward with greater peach and healed relationships.
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Ideas to help overcome trauma:
Here are a few ideas that can help with healing from childhood trauma:
- Acknowledge and recognize the trauma. The best way to heal from traumatic events is to acknowledge and recognize it. Victims of trauma spend years putting the past behind them and forgetting the events. This does not help you heal, contrasting it can create feelings of guilt.
- Reclaim control. When you’re a victim of a traumatic event, the past can take control of your present. Feelings of helplessness can carry into adulthood if nothing is done. If you’re willing to acknowledge the trauma and control it has in your life, we are here to help.
- Seek support and don’t isolate yourself. After a traumatic event, it is hard to continue and maintain healthy relationships. Learning ways to connect, maintaining your relationships and seeking out support from others can help in the healing process.
- Take care of your health. Your ability to cope with past stress will increase if you maintain optimal health. This means that you might need to replace unhealthy habits such as drinking, negativity, drugs, etc with good ones. With the help of a therapist, you can learn the tools necessary to break these habits.
- Be patient with yourself. When you have experienced trauma, you may go through several types of emotions like feeling out of control, hopelessness, warped perceptions and defense mechanisms that are hard to let go of. Learn to control these emotions with therapy and/or support groups.