Trauma and PTSD

LIFE AFTER SUFFERING TRAUMA?

Psychological trauma can be started by a single event, such as an accident or natural catastrophe such as an earth quake or tsunami, a rape or physical attack, just the threat of violence can be traumatising and can in some instances end up having a detrimental lifelong effect on a person’s life. Trauma can also develop from experiencing long term unrelenting anxiety and stress, such as trying to cope with constantly intimidating situations such as bullying or coping with a violent relationship and childhood verbal physical and sexual abuse, in fact any long term or short term situation that is emotionally damaging fearful or threatening can lead to that person suffering from the effects of trauma. Any event or experience that is unexpected or overwhelming can develop into many kinds of post trauma life changing psychological problems.

 How trauma can manifest itself.

  Increased consumption of alcohol or drugs Increased risk taking such as gambling or driving to fast An increase or decrease in sexual needs Depression Suicidal thoughts Out bursts of anger and constant angry responses Isolating themselves from friends and family Anxiety and panic attacks Over or under eating Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness Low self-esteem and confidence Self-destructive behaviour Loss of focus and poor memory

Recovering from the effects of

trauma.

Recovering from a traumatic experience will take time, you cannot rush the healing process, trying to do so may make it much worse now or in the future, just being able to talk about your thoughts and anxieties in a respectful and safe therapeutic relationship can make a big difference to your recovery time. You will need time to understand how the trauma has affected you, maybe you will start showing signs of post- traumatic stress or start to experience feelings depression or notice other ways that the trauma is being expressed emotionally. Therapy can be a very important step towards starting or continuing the healing process and help to uncover the best way forward, which may include tackling the anxiety responses with breathing exercises or meditation or hypnosis and re- framing among other choices. This can be a time full of worry and anxiety and there are some ways we can help the healing process by talking and exploring the events when you are ready to do so, there are techniques that can help when you are ready to take that step. Some times just talking about the event can lead to episodes of clarity and cathartic moments or eventually finding acceptance. I have been witness to such remarkable moments in therapy and I know what is possible, the only way to find out is to take that first step and discover for yourself what is possible for you.
All these traumatic events have one thing in common, the huge emotional impact that is felt can be psychologically devastating to that individual person, or indeed to any number of people who are directly involved or have only witnessed the scene. The problems that develop later on is not trauma but the post traumatic effects of the incident and this can lead on to the people involved developing further problems. The trauma may have passed but the experience has gone through a psychological transformation and may have been distorted into a disorder or emotional problem to be experienced as disorder, panic disorder and other anxiety driven responses. As people we are all complex and unique individuals and we all have different strengths and weaknesses, that means we will react to events and situations in our own way. Why one person seems to be affected by a traumatic experience when another does not show any long term issues is mostly still a mystery. Any trauma is always a past experience that is now manifesting and developing into your present day and future life with any emotional problems becoming more apparent as time goes on. Some may succeed in pushing or distracting their mind from the emotional distress and have some success in suppressing the event, there maybe very good reason for doing so at the time, having to look after someone who is injured, needing to protect loved ones, having to focus on immediate survival. but the problem is that the past event is not the actual problem, it is how the trauma from the past event manifests its presence in your present day and future life and what consequences follow on from that, you cannot hide from this forever, but tackling it can be a big step to take. When people try to distract themselves from the inner emotional turmoil it can make matters much worse.
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Post traumatic stress disorder

WHAT IS PTSD? Post traumatic stress disorder also know as (PTSD) is an anxiety problem that can have an effect on all aspects of a person’s life, their personal, social and work life can be severely disrupted. Sound only therapy sessions can help you connect to events and thoughts in a more relaxed way. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) This is an anxiety driven disorder that can be produced by seeing or experiencing very frightening and stressful events such as: Road traffic accidents. Physical attacks. Experiencing combat situations. Natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis. After effects of working with aid agencies in war torn countries. Being involved in or being near explosions. Seeing people hurt or killed by terror attacks or accidents. Experiencing any extreme situation that leaves you feeling helpless. Rape or sexual assault. Any event that can be seen as a traumatic experience could lead to symptoms related to PTSD, it is even possible to have symptoms after seeing a horrific or distressing video on the Internet. The symptoms can sometimes start to manifest themselves after a month or even years after the event has passed. It can be triggered by a smell sound situation or seeing something that links back to the event. People often experience symptoms such as insomnia and night terrors and reliving the traumatic event over and over, this can leave them feeling anxious emotional and worn out, they can find it hard to think and often feel helpless and stressed and can exhibit out bursts of anger and can sometimes react violently to stressful situations.

Coping with PTSD

Sufferers can sometimes start taking drugs or start drinking more as they try to cope as best they can with the fear and emotions involved as time goes on.  Using alcohol or drugs as a method of coping will start to create even more problems, the substances they are using to alleviate the problem may in themselves become a growing issue and add to the difficulties they face. Fear responses may be heightened to the point of setting off panic attacks that are triggered by sounds smells or seeing similar events in the media such as an incident on a TV news program or while watching a film. Other heightened anxiety responses can appear to further impact the person’s quality of life such as a social phobia. People experiencing this condition need to understand the dangers of driving or operating equipment where they need to stay aware of their surroundings to keep themselves and others safe and in most cases should refrain from such activities until they are feeling better. Helping people with this issue has to be measured and at a pace that is controlled by you, sound only therapy can have an added benefit by creating a more internalised engagement and a in safer environment with a more distant interaction that is built on your terms.  
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Trauma and PTSD

LIFE AFTER SUFFERING TRAUMA?

Psychological trauma can be started by a single event, such as an accident or natural catastrophe such as an earth quake or tsunami, a rape or physical attack, just the threat of violence can be traumatising and can in some instances end up having a detrimental lifelong effect on a person’s life. Trauma can also develop from experiencing long term unrelenting anxiety and stress, such as trying to cope with constantly intimidating situations such as bullying or coping with a violent relationship and childhood verbal physical and sexual abuse, in fact any long term or short term situation that is emotionally damaging fearful or threatening can lead to that person suffering from the effects of trauma. Any event or experience that is unexpected or overwhelming can develop into many kinds of post trauma life changing psychological problems.
All these traumatic events have one thing in common, the huge emotional impact that is felt can be psychologically devastating to that individual person, or indeed to any number of people who are directly involved or have only witnessed the scene. The problems that develop later on is not trauma but the post traumatic effects of the incident and this can lead on to the people involved developing further problems. The trauma may have passed but the experience has gone through a psychological transformation and may have been distorted into a disorder or emotional problem to be experienced as disorder, panic disorder and other anxiety driven responses. As people we are all complex and unique individuals and we all have different strengths and weaknesses, that means we will react to events and situations in our own way. Why one person seems to be affected by a traumatic experience when another does not show any long term issues is mostly still a mystery. Any trauma is always a past experience that is now manifesting and developing into your present day and future life with any emotional problems becoming more apparent as time goes on. Some may succeed in pushing or distracting their mind from the emotional distress and have some success in suppressing the event, there maybe very good reason for doing so at the time, having to look after someone who is injured, needing to protect loved ones, having to focus on immediate survival. but the problem is that the past event is not the actual problem, it is how the trauma from the past event manifests its presence in your present day and future life and what consequences follow on from that, you cannot hide from this forever, but tackling it can be a big step to take. When people try to distract themselves from the inner emotional turmoil it can make matters much worse.

 How trauma can manifest itself.

  Increased consumption of alcohol or drugs Increased risk taking such as gambling or driving to fast An increase or decrease in sexual needs Depression Suicidal thoughts Out bursts of anger and constant angry responses Isolating themselves from friends and family Anxiety and panic attacks Over or under eating Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness Low self-esteem and confidence Self-destructive behaviour Loss of focus and poor memory

Recovering from the effects of

trauma.

Recovering from a traumatic experience will take time, you cannot rush the healing process, trying to do so may make it much worse now or in the future, just being able to talk about your thoughts and anxieties in a respectful and safe therapeutic relationship can make a big difference to your recovery time. You will need time to understand how the trauma has affected you, maybe you will start showing signs of post-traumatic stress or start to experience feelings depression or notice other ways that the trauma is being expressed emotionally. Therapy can be a very important step towards starting or continuing the healing process and help to uncover the best way forward, which may include tackling the anxiety responses with breathing exercises or meditation or hypnosis and re- framing among other choices. This can be a time full of worry and anxiety and there are some ways we can help the healing process by talking and exploring the events when you are ready to do so, there are techniques that can help when you are ready to take that step. Some times just talking about the event can lead to episodes of clarity and cathartic moments or eventually finding acceptance. I have been witness to such remarkable moments in therapy and I know what is possible, the only way to find out is to take that first step and discover for yourself what is possible for you.

Post traumatic stress disorder

WHAT IS PTSD? Post traumatic stress disorder also know as (PTSD) is an anxiety problem that can have an effect on all aspects of a person’s life, their personal, social and work life can be severely disrupted. Sound only therapy sessions can help you connect to events and thoughts in a more relaxed way. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) This is an anxiety driven disorder that can be produced by seeing or experiencing very frightening and stressful events such as: Road traffic accidents. Physical attacks. Experiencing combat situations. Natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis. After effects of working with aid agencies in war torn countries. Being involved in or being near explosions. Seeing people hurt or killed by terror attacks or accidents. Experiencing any extreme situation that leaves you feeling helpless. Rape or sexual assault. Any event that can be seen as a traumatic experience could lead to symptoms related to PTSD, it is even possible to have symptoms after seeing a horrific or distressing video on the Internet. The symptoms can sometimes start to manifest themselves after a month or even years after the event has passed. It can be triggered by a smell sound situation or seeing something that links back to the event. People often experience symptoms such as insomnia and night terrors and reliving the traumatic event over and over, this can leave them feeling anxious emotional and worn out, they can find it hard to think and often feel helpless and stressed and can exhibit out bursts of anger and can sometimes react violently to stressful situations.

Coping with PTSD

Sufferers can sometimes start taking drugs or start drinking more as they try to cope as best they can with the fear and emotions involved as time goes on.  Using alcohol or drugs as a method of coping will start to create even more problems, the substances they are using to alleviate the problem may in themselves become a growing issue and add to the difficulties they face. Fear responses may be heightened to the point of setting off panic attacks that are triggered by sounds smells or seeing similar events in the media such as an incident on a TV news program or while watching a film. Other heightened anxiety responses can appear to further impact the person’s quality of life such as a social phobia. People experiencing this condition need to understand the dangers of driving or operating equipment where they need to stay aware of their surroundings to keep themselves and others safe and in most cases should refrain from such activities until they are feeling better. Helping people with this issue has to be measured and at a pace that is controlled by you, sound only therapy can have an added benefit by creating a more internalised engagement and a in safer environment with a more distant interaction that is built on your terms.  
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