Trauma therapy is specially designed to work with you so that you can help enjoy relief from some of the symptoms of trauma and learn coping skills so that you can enjoy life better. If you notice any of the following signs, you could benefit from trauma therapy.
1. Minor Things Bother You More Than Others
Something may not seem minor to you, but you can’t help but notice that other people don’t react the same way you do. For example, a minor inconvenience can lead to an overwhelming flood of tears and feelings of failure while others seem unaffected. This could be a sign that something from previous trauma is triggering you. Therapy for trauma can help you get to the root of the issue and may result in more positive interactions with those closest to you.
2. You Feel Mentally Exhausted
According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, anyone who experiences a traumatic event can experience PTSD. This often leads to symptoms of PTSD, such as flashbacks, anxiety, and more. Controlling these symptoms daily can take a toll on your mental well-being and leave you feeling mentally exhausted. Trauma-focused therapy can help you discover what it’s like to feel mentally refreshed instead of burnt out.
3. It’s Hard to Enjoy The Moment
Often, traumatized individuals feel stuck in the moment of trauma. This feeling makes living in the moment and truly enjoying that moment difficult. Trauma therapy can help you learn to live in the moment and think about the future instead of focusing on the past. Overall, this therapy can lead to a happier, more fulfilling life.
4. You Don’t Understand Your Emotions
Most people understand why they feel a certain way and what those feelings mean. When a person is suffering from previous trauma, this can be difficult. Often, emotions don’t match the situation at hand. This is because you are reacting to a traumatic moment instead of the moment that just happened. Therapy for trauma can help you understand your emotions, and address the root cause of them to help you live a happier life.
Therapy for trauma can also help improve relationships, teach effective communication skills, promote mental energy and clarity, and help you have a more fulfilling life. Professionals that specialize in trauma-focused therapy can help clients understand the bigger picture. If you think you can benefit from trauma therapy, give us a call today at Trauma Healing NW.