What Does Trauma Do?
Trauma crushes you. It weighs you down and keeps you from truly living. Trauma has symptoms most people know like flashbacks, panic attacks, and feeling disconnected from your body. If you haven’t had these familiar symptoms, you may think you haven’t been traumatized. However, trauma impacts your life in unexpected ways like pain, fatigue, and mood swings. Furthermore, the world says trauma only happens to survivors of war or sexual assault. That is not the case. Injury, grief and loss, and even watching or hearing about traumatic events (such as mass shootings or COVID-19) can cause trauma, too. Trauma therapy helps reduce these symptoms so you can enjoy your daily life.
What Is Trauma For?
Believe it or not, trauma is an important survival response designed to help you function under extreme stress and danger. The problem is that after the danger passes, your brain stays on high-alert, looking for the next threat. Because your brain is always looking something wrong, it starts to interpret normal things as dangerous. Soon, the trauma fills your life with panic, fear, and the exhaustion that comes from always being “on.”
What Is Trauma Therapy?
The good news is trauma is treatable, and it doesn’t have to destroy your life. You can take your power back and enjoy living again through therapy and support. Our modern, science-based treatment approaches have been proven to reduce trauma symptoms by 90%. Imagine your life with that kind of freedom. Imagine your life with fewer panic attacks, less fear, and more energy! We combine Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches to heal neural trauma networks. That means we’re changing the structure of your brain. We help your mind learn to turn “off” again when it’s safe, so you can finally rest.
In conclusion, there is hope for reducing your trauma symptoms, and it starts with Breathe Counseling. We are located in Greeley Colorado and are available in person and online. Ryan is certified in trauma treatment and we are confident we can help you reclaim your life. If you have experienced trauma, or think you might have trauma symptoms, call today for a free evaluation.
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