Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes, and its power over us can be debilitating. Abuse (verbal, physical, sexual, psychological, and spiritual), assault, violence, war, car accidents, neglect, receiving a life-threatening diagnosis, and infidelity are examples of traumatic experiences. Trauma occurs when something terrifying happens to us or if we witness a terrifying and/or life-threatening event happening to someone else.
Not everyone develops post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a traumatic event, but many do. Regardless, trauma lives in the body’s nervous system until it’s properly worked through. This is true of all humans and mammals in general! Trauma is a “brain thing” – not something you just get over because time has passed, and it has nothing to do with a person’s strength or willpower (just a couple of misconceptions I’ve heard over the years from people about their traumas).
There are many ways we can help you heal your trauma. Using our knowledge of neurobiology, mindfulness, and the power of your narrative about yourself and your trauma stories, we can help you navigate the murky waters of trauma and emerge with freedom and peace.
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