Are you feeling overwhelmed, avoiding situations that could trigger trauma flashbacks, anxious, depressed or simply feeling you are not yourself? These can be typical reactions to trauma.

If you are suffering the effects of trauma, whether it be from childhood or a recent incident, you probably have feelings and symptoms that do not make sense to you. You may be thinking if you will ever feel normal again or why do I feel this way from something that happened twenty years ago. Yom may not understand why your reactions to certain stimuli do not make sense. Recovering from trauma whether from childhood or a recent event can be a complicated process, but it is not an impossible process. Receiving trauma therapy from a trained therapist can have incredible results.

Symptoms of Trauma:

  • Anxiety
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Overreacting
  • Procrastination
  • Loss of interest
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Emotional detachment
  • Irritability
  • Social isolation
  • Guilt
  • Loneliness

Children that experience trauma are more likely than not to have debilitating challenges. Childhood trauma could be physical, emotional, sexual, family violence and effects of alcoholism of parents.

The mental health effects of children that have suffered from abuse are often quite problematic. They include anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, eating disorders, depression, and many times substance abuse disorders.

These children also have an increased risk of health issues, including high blood pressure, migraines/headaches, obesity and many other physical health issues.

When a child is born, they rely and depend on their parents or primary caregiver. This is their source of love, understanding, safety, and support. If a child grows up in a hostile or abusive environment, they immediately learn to distrust, and a set of negative beliefs develops. The child’s capacity to develop normal healthy relationships throughout life in inhibited. Attachment bonds are rarely developed, and close relationships are minimal.

If a traumatic past is getting in your way of living a healthy life, you most likely need support and the proper tools to free you from the past and begin to live your optimal life. People with trauma have an extra layer of difficulty that most do not. Effective trauma therapy in addition to skills that connect your body and mind can have pleasant life long effects. You can live the life you only dream.

The good news is that you can move past the effects of trauma whether big or small. You may have tried self-help books, support groups or even traditional talk therapy. If these have not worked, Trauma therapy from a trained trauma therapist can have most favorable results.