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Trauma & PTSD Counseling

Trauma & PTSD Counseling

You are not defined by the bad things that have happened to you. We will help you navigate the waters of your trauma & PTSD.

There are many different things that can cause us to experience trauma and PTSD. Whether it feels like a big trauma (when you have been the victim of violence, witnessed an accident, experienced assault, lost a loved one, or lived through a life-threatening experience, etc.) or a smaller trauma (bullying, failure, neglect, or loss, etc.), the aftermath is specific to each person and come with unique challenges.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop in some people who have experienced trauma. Nearly everyone will experience a variety of reactions to trauma, and the timeline is different for everyone. If your reactions are long-lasting, you may be experiencing PTSD.

Some common symptoms of PTSD are:

  • Flashbacks
  • Bad dreams
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation or irritability
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Anger outbursts
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social isolation
  • Emotional detachment
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lack of interest in things you used to enjoy

There are many factors that go into determining whether or not you will experience PTSD as a result of your traumatic experience. Some important steps you can take to promote recovery include seeking support through a close friend, family member, support group, or therapist, developing positive coping strategies for working through the experience, and re-processing your experience through hypnotherapy or EMDR.

At Life Insight, we are here to walk with you through big and small traumas. We will give you the tools to process what happened and cope with the emotions you feel so you can step into a life of happiness. If you are struggling with trauma or PTSD, we are here to help.

Want to learn more about EMDR and Hypnotherapy?

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a way to uncover and dismantle the negative thoughts and beliefs associated with trauma such that, over time, the trauma will be restored in a more healthy and adaptive way. This process targets the neurological ways you react to chronic stress and trauma and consequently, healing occurs on a very fundamental level.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a technique that a trained therapist will use to create a relaxed state of consciousness to guide you through inner experiences of trauma. Going through this process with a trained therapist keeps the trauma from becoming too big or too scary. You will maintain a level of consciousness during each session, but can hold the trauma with a light hand and maintain distance from troubling emotions around it.

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