Trauma is an emotional response to a deeply distressing or discomfiting event that overwhelms your ability to cope.
Traumatic stress causes feelings of helplessness and anxiety, it markedly diminishes self reliance and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences. Trauma impacts an estimated 70 percent of adults in the United States. 70% according to these PTSD Statistics will experience some type of traumatic event in their lifetime, with 20 percent going on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder after the fact.
Where Does Trauma Come From and How Do You Overcome it?
For many people, trauma originates in childhood. Children are especially vulnerable to being traumatised, because they are congenitally unable to understand themselves or the world very well – and have to rely to an uncommon degree on parents who are frequently less than mature, patient or balanced. It’s why I focus on the principles of Spiritual Psychology and root issue counseling in my hypnotherapy practice. Hypnotherapy sessions allow you to easily recognise and overcome trauma.
What Happens in A Hypnosis Session?
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Children who grow up with parents who are violent, neglectful, or suffering from mental illness are more likely to be traumatized, particularly if this occurs during the formative years of zero to five.
However, trauma can also manifest later in life—it’s commonly found in those who survive a devastating experience, such as being in war or losing someone in a tragic way.
Regardless of what the root issues that causes trauma, the main symptom is the same: a pervasive fear, anxiety and usually depression that alters one’s behaviour.
Common Responses and Symptoms of Trauma
Response to a traumatic event varies significantly among people, but there are some basic, common symptoms.
Emotional signs include:
These may lead to:
- difficulty with relationships
- emotional outbursts
Common physical symptoms:
- altered sleep patterns
- changes in appetite
- gastrointestinal problems
Psychological disorders may include:
- dissociative disorders
- substance abuse problems
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of trauma and are looking for additional help and information outside of the Spiritual Psychology and Hypnotherapy I offer, the following organizations may be able to help:
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: The NCTSN resources on child trauma were developed by the NCTSN. To find a specific topic or resource, enter keywords in the search box, or filter by resource type, trauma type, language, or audience.
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD): The NCPTSD is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. They work to improve the clinical care and welfare of America’s veterans. Their website is an educational resource for PTSC and the consequences of traumatic stress.
American Red Cross: The Red Cross focuses on meeting immediate emergency needs after a disaster. They also feed emergency workers, provide blood to disaster victims and help those affected connect with other resources.:
American Psychiatric Association: Help With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): An alliance of advocacy organizations providing resources to those with PTSD and their loved ones. You can also call them at 1-877-507-7873(PTSD).
Psychology Today’s online directory of therapists who work with PTSD and trauma you can search by zip code.