— the impact of emotional pain
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Symptoms and effects of trauma
When we experience trauma, either in childhood or adult life, it can have a lasting impact on our wellbeing. Symptoms may remain hidden but can surface later through addiction or emotional issues. It often manifests physically as well as emotionally. The physical signs can be as substantial and alarming as those of physical injury or illness, and care should be taken to control stress levels.
The most common symptoms of trauma
- shock, denial, or disbelief
- confusion, difficulty concentrating
- guilt, shame, self-blame
- withdrawing from others
- sleeping disorders
When an individual has experienced trauma it needs to be processed in a safe and healthy manner in order to lay to rest the emotional issues that are associated with past events. We use a range of innovative techniques in order to strive to achieve this goal. These techniques may include trauma reduction sessions, during which we help the client to explore and understand the nature of the trauma.
Caroline, aged 29
“I struggled with emotional issues and alcoholism for many years. I initially had no idea that my experiences in childhood were a contributory factor to the problems that I faced.”