I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it

- Maya Angelou

Trauma

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.

Common experiences:

  • Flashbacks
  • Distressing thoughts
  • Avoidance of anything connected with past events
  • Loss of control
  • Feeling unsafe or a general feeling of unease
  • Your worldview feels shattered
  • Shame
  • 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.

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