Did something happen that changed your life?
And, now you are having trouble sleeping. Nightmares make it difficult to close your eyes. You find it painful to visit a location, hear a song, or see an image because it triggers painful emotions.
Maybe you are frequently overcome with sadness or anger. You feel guilty. You are numb. You find it hard to breathe.
You have lost interest in things that used to make you happy. You don’t see the point of going on anymore. You are being reckless.
Trauma takes many forms—from abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, to a violent criminal act, car accident, or natural disaster. The impact of these life events can be lasting.
You might be experiencing the effects of past trauma and not even know it. Inability to sleep, fear of leaving the house, deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, there are many ways the impact of trauma shows its ugly face.
Symptoms of Trauma:
- Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that remind them of an event
- intrusive thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks of an event
- anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
- aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
- sleep disturbances
- loss of interest in pleasurable activities
- difficultly remembering details of an event
- change in habits or behaviors
You don’t have to feel this way forever. You can get back to feeling like yourself. You can be happy and confident. You can let go of fear. You can forgive. You can heal.
Sometimes love and support from family members is enough to help you recover from a traumatic event, but often people need the added assistance of a licensed mental health professional to get them back to feeling their best.
At Curae, we help you work through your past events so you can feel safe and whole again. You can feel like you.
We use a variety of techniques catered to the client:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) involves replacing unhealthy, intrusive thoughts with a healthy and adaptive thought process, freeing trauma suffers from unhelpful patterns. It’s about changing the way you see a situation or event. More About CBT
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy uses eye movements to mimic the period of sleep known as Rapid Eye Movement (REM) to help the mind process recent events in a person’s life. It can help the brain to reprocess trapped memories to relieve symptoms of trauma. More Info