A high percentage of adult trauma echos from disturbing events originally experienced in childhood. This trauma is often retriggered later in life by another powerful event, circumstance, or relationship.
Trauma is, at its core, psychological damage to the mind. Often trauma is identified through disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety or dissociative disorders.
Once someone exceeds their ability to cope with their trauma, the build-up of stress can be overwhelming. This can often result in long-term cognitive problems, negatively affecting the capacity to which one can freely live their life.
— Hypervigilance: fight, flight or freeze
— Fawning (people-pleasing and/or co-dependence)
— Withdrawn emotionally and/or physically
— Severe fatigue (always tired, not wanting to wake up or leave the bed
— Suicidal thoughts
— Self-harm: drinking, fighting, substance abuse, gambling, cutting
— Weight gain and loss
— Mood swings and changes in behavior such as: anger, sadness, confusion, frustration, denial, fear, and/or shame
This list is by no means exhaustive. However, it highlights how a traumatic, unexpected or prolonged event can be life-changing, which can affect the health and well-being of an individual and their families.
Unfortunately, there is a stigma of asking for help. Arguably, the stigma is being stamped out, as more and more people are taking positive steps forward by reaching out to professionals such as doctors and therapists.
I am a qualified coach, mentor, specialist welfare worker and licenced hypnotherapist. After spending over 20 years in the British Army I left and qualified as a Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) Practitioner, where now I use a blended mixture of hypnotherapy and trauma coaching skills and tools which I have learned and acquired over the years. these skills have proven time and time again to have rapid success.
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