Trauma can result from a single incident or repeated exposure. It usually follows a life-threatening event you’ve either been through or witnessed – one that may cause injury or produce feelings of terror, horror or helplessness. More broadly, it can stem from experiences like being a victim of violence, abuse or other forms of mistreatment. This kind of experience can not only have a devastating effect on you at the time of its occurrence but it can also significantly interfere with your life after.
- Distressing thoughts
- Avoidance of anything connected with past events
- Loss of control
- Feeling unsafe or a general feeling of unease
- Your worldview feels shattered
- Being quick to startle
- Social withdrawal
- Emotional numbness
- Unable to concentrate
- Difficulty sleeping and nightmares
Trauma can threaten our sense of identity, safety and self-esteem. Turn your story into one of healing with Jennifer’s support. Together, you’ll develop a plan to process your trauma, identify and manage triggers, learn new strategies and coping techniques.