Trauma recovery

Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter our sense of security, making us feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world. It is our subjective experience of being overwhelmed (emotionally, spiritually, physically) that defines it as traumatic.

The circumstances of the event commonly include abuse of power, betrayal of trust,entrapment, helplessness, pain, confusion, and/or loss.

There are vast differences among people who experience trauma., so it is very useful to think broadly about trauma.   Research shows that people who are traumatised have very similar neurological disturbance, regardless of who they are, where they live, or what has happened to them.

 

Therefore treating trauma can follow a simple similar procedure regardless of the differences in the trauma:  Safety is paramount, going slow, body work and professional safe trauma therapy are key principles.