Category: Trauma

Healing from Complex Trauma

Why Healing from Complex Trauma Is a Challenge

Overcoming the lasting effects of any kind of trauma can be difficult. But, complex trauma is often more of a challenge because of the tangled web it can weave within your mind.  Complex trauma is usually caused by consistent, ongoing traumatic experiences. It’s most often found through things like childhood…
What is Trauma Informed Care

What is Trauma Informed Care?

There is no definitive list of who can experience trauma — because anyone can. Children, teenagers, adults, men, and women can all go through something traumatic and experience symptoms of trauma. Trauma, at the base level, is a response to a highly emotional event or situation. Trauma commonly occurs after…
EMDR

How EMDR Addresses Complicated Trauma

Quite often, the general perception of trauma involves a single incident. In many cases, this can be accurate. But complicated or complex trauma is a reality, too. Some people go through a relentless barrage of traumas. These ongoing abuses may, for example, be related to trafficking, living in a war…
Trauma Bond

What is a Trauma Bond & How to Break Free

At first glance, you may assume a “trauma bond” occurs when two or more people endure a crisis together. However, the term has a much different meaning. Have you ever had a relationship—romantic or otherwise—in which you always felt off-balance? The other person seemed to run hot and cold—but usually…
Trauma

How Reliving Your Trauma Keeps You Stuck

When you are traumatized, it can often be hard to carry on with your day-to-day life. You may feel triggered often, or unable to move on after what has happened. As difficult as it may sound, you have to try to function and move forward. Otherwise, you may feel stuck…
Symptoms of PTSD

Keep an Eye Out for These Unexpected Symptoms of PTSD

When thinking of PTSD, many people immediately associate the condition with symptoms like flashbacks and hypervigilance. While those are certainly hallmarks of PTSD, some lesser-known symptoms may surprise people. But because these aren’t the most well-known symptoms, some people may not recognize them as a sign of PTSD. Why Does…
Group Therapy for Trauma

7 Benefits of Group Therapy for Trauma

Group therapy is an effective form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with a group of clients together to improve their daily functioning and coping skills. The thought of opening up about your struggles and experiences to a group of strangers might feel overwhelming or intimidating, but…