If painful emotions from your past are preventing you from living the life that you deserve, then you might be suffering from unresolved trauma. Abuse and neglect in childhood can lead to unresolved trauma and be the root of these negative and painful emotions. New therapy approaches have transformed the field of trauma therapy. The negative symptoms of trauma are now being resolved through counseling in ways that was not possible in the past. You can feel a release from the past and be free of the traumatic memories that are the source of your emotional pain.
Many people aren’t certain if they are in need of trauma treatment. Here are some questions that will help you identify a need for trauma therapy…
- Are you easily disturbed by normal life events?
- Do you feel that you are lacking self-confidence or fear rejection?
- Do you feel anxious or stressed on a regular basis?
- Do you avoid social activities?
- Do you feel lonely or have feelings of sadness?
- Do you feel hopeless or worthless?
- Do you have nightmares or flashbacks connected to past negative events?
- Are you afraid of criticism?
- Do you easily become angry or have difficulty controlling your emotions?
- Do you feel like you want to escape from situations?
- Do you use alcohol, drugs, shopping, gambling, pornography, over working or other methods to numb your emotional pain?
- Do you have test or performance anxiety?
- Do you have difficulty forming or maintaining intimate relationships?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, there might be a solution. Unresolved trauma, abuse, or neglect are often the root of these problems, and trauma therapy can be the answer.
The term trauma can be confusing to some people. The definition of trauma includes Big T trauma which are major life events and Little T trauma that are accumulative over time. Both types of trauma can have a negative impact on your life.
“Big T” Trauma Includes:
- Death of a loved one
- Major illness or injury
- Emotional, physical or sexual abuse
- Relationship betrayal
- Violent crime
- Natural disasters
“Little T” Trauma Includes:
- Neglect by a caregiver
- Separation from a caregiver
- Being bullied
- Being humiliated by family members or friends
- Being ignored
- Being told that you are “not good enough”
Unresolved traumatic memories can be activated by current events in life, which can intensify levels of disturbance and interfere with relationships and enjoyment of life. If you would like to free yourself of this emotional disturbance attached to traumatic memories, please contact me at 805-390-8180 to discuss your options. I have been effectively helping people release themselves from the negative impact of trauma since 2011, and would like to help you get relief from these debilitating emotions.