Trauma is described as distressing events that may have long lasting effects from adverse childhood experiences in shaping adult behavior and health. An Adult may have experienced a life changing event in adulthood and or experienced childhood trauma that has been with a person into adulthood creating confusion and unwanted behaviors, triggers and stress.
A traumatic event can be experienced just one time or many times in a person’s life. Adults can express the following symptoms of trauma:
- personally, experiencing traumatic events.
- witness to extreme exposure of adverse events in childhood and as an adult
- distressing dreams and sleep disturbance
- distress from triggers
- feeling detached from others
- self-destructive behavior
- angry outbursts toward self/family/friends/coworkers
- negative beliefs and emotional state, unable to experience positive emotions
- inability to remember events (foggy brain) and difficulty to concentrate
- hypervigilant and a startled response
- avoidance and feeling detached from others.
Support, guidance and assistance of a therapist is fundamental for your healing and promoting a culture of safety and empowerment.
If you or someone you know matches the trauma symptoms listed above, I am confident that I can help and invite you to contact me today for a free consultation.