UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA
Meditation by the Sea. Healing from trauma

It is difficult to identify how trauma manifests and presents. Unexpectedly, our sense of self can be deterred. Trauma can play an integral role in the lack of identity and self worth that effects our daily living. When we hear the word trauma, we often associate it with a form of physical damage. Sadly, trauma comes in many forms and can include:

 

  • psychological abuse

  • physical abuse/domestic violence

  • natural disasters

  • sexual trauma/abuse

  • automotive accidents

  • medical/surgical trauma

  • death and/or suicide of loved one

  • homicide

  • betrayal trauma/infidelity

  • hospitalizations

  • religious trauma/leaving cult

  • vicarious trauma (being exposed to someone else's trauma) 

The manner in which we respond to trauma varies greatly. Several factors play a role in how we respond to trauma. Much of this insight is developed while in Therapy.  Often, we compartmentalize our feelings and unintentionally end up creating fractured relationships with those closest to us. Far too often, we ignore what we know is broken. In therapy, you will learn how to detach from shame and go back to step-one and undo the damage to regain a sense of balance.