Trauma – PTSD – Counseling
Living through traumatic experiences can change the way we see the world, react to other people, and relate to ourselves.
The word trauma is used to describe experiences that have impacted a person in such a way that there are lasting effects. It sometimes gets brushed aside because others who experienced the exact same event or a similar one in nature, didn’t result in experiencing trauma effects. That’s not actual the case.
If we have 10 people in a room for the day, we will have 10 different experiences of that room that day.
What determines if we will have trauma effects from an experience?
There’s no clear cut answer or definition to what or how, what we do know is when our personal resources (coping skills) and outside resources (activities and support) are not enough to combat the effects of the the experience, many times the result is trauma.
Do I have to talk about what happened?
Depends on what’s most helpful for you. Some people saying their story, having another human being hear their story is healing. For others this may feel traumatic or unnecessary.
Trauma counseling allows the freedom to discover what might be most helpful, empowering, and healing for your life.