We start with believing in healing Trauma...
"I have come to the conclusion that Human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening-a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation. I have little doubt that as individuals, families, communities, and even nations, we have the capacity to learn how to heal and prevent much of the damage done by trauma. In so doing, we will significantly increase our ability to achieve both our individual and collective dreams,”
~ Peter A. Levine
Healing "Life Trauma" Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery
Whether the “Life Trauma” happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move forward N.O.W. with the knowledge that every person has the capacity for wellness.
What is Life Trauma?
Life Trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world.
Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and alone can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. What may be stressful or traumatic to one person my not be for someone else. Being bit by a large dog at the age of three may be traumatic for a small child, but it is a work related injury for a dog catcher.
Only you know what feels stressful and traumatic to you!
Commonly overlooked sources of Life Trauma:
Falls or sports injuries
The sudden death of someone close
An auto accident
The breakup of a significant relationship
A humiliating or deeply disappointing experience
The discovery of a life-threatening illness or disabling condition
Factors that may increase your vulnerability to Life Trauma
Not all potentially traumatic events lead to lasting emotional and psychological experience. Some people rebound quickly from even the most tragic and shocking experiences. Others are devastated by experiences that, on the surface, appear to be less upsetting.
A number of risk factors make people susceptible to emotional and psychological trauma.
People are more likely to be traumatized by a stressful experience if they’re already under a heavy stress load or have recently suffered a series of losses.
People are also more likely to be traumatized by a new situation if they’ve been traumatized before – especially if the earlier trauma occurred in childhood.
Traumatic experiences in childhood can have a severe and long-lasting effect. Children who have been traumatized see the world as a frightening and dangerous place. When childhood trauma is not resolved, this fundamental sense of fear and helplessness carries over into adulthood, setting the stage for further trauma.
Childhood trauma results from anything that disrupts a child’s sense of safety and security, including:
Sexual, physical, or verbal abuse
What are symptoms of emotional Life Trauma?
There are common effects or conditions that may occur following a traumatic event. Sometimes these responses can be delayed, for months or even years after the event. Often, people do not even initially associate their symptoms with the precipitating trauma.
The following are symptoms that may result from a more commonplace, unresolved trauma, especially if there were earlier, overwhelming life experiences:
Depression, spontaneous crying, despair and hopelessness
Anxiety /panic ,feeling out of control Fearfulness
Feeling over whelmed
Poor self image/self worth Irritability, angry and resentment
Difficulty making decisions
Decreased ability to concentrate
Difficulty in focusing
Avoidance of risks and change
Is there recovery from trauma?
YES! You can have a life of abundance and joy after an emotional traumatic experience. Trauma is not a life sentence.
What has happened cannot be undone. The challenge of healing is to restore ownership of your body and your mind.
The first step is to understand what is happen to you.
You are not broken and although you maybe struggling with the emotional aftermath things can be different.
Your emotions are very powerful and important.
The time for healing is NOW!
We offer a two day workshops focusing on education, understanding and recovery resources.
We offer a three day retreats focused on resiliency, healing and treatment .
We provide coaching and counseling by appointment.
Difficulties in sleeping and eating
Fight or flight state
Chronic, unexplained pain
Physical boundary issues