At some point in our lives, most of us will live through a terrifying event. It could be a car accident, a natural disaster, a medical emergency, a fireor perhaps a trauma inflicted by another person in the form of assault, abuse, military combat, or even being robbed. Trauma can also come from seeing another person be seriously hurt or killed, the loss of a child, a child’s illness, or learning about something awful that happened to a person we love.

Whatever the source, trauma leaves its imprint on the brain. The source of trauma can cause multiple, compounding issues if not treated including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic syndrome (PTSD), unstable relationships, eating disorders, and much more like reliving the actual trauma over and over again.

While everyone’s reaction to trauma is unique, there are common reactions, and knowing what they are can be helpful as we can all recover.

Trauma Skill Development

If you are someone who has recently been through a terrifying event, you might consider talking with our specialized staff at Foundations Counseling. Having someone close to you to speak with about your experiences, including any of the common reactions which are associated with a traumatic event.

Confiding in people who care about you is invaluable as our minds and bodies heal. Being able to recognize the early signs of your emotional health declining after a distressing event, particularly if it has been over a month after the event has occurred, and seeking a professional who can guide you about whether this is something to be concerned about, can be an effective way of taking charge of your mental health.

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It is also important to remember your strengths and support system and be able to utilize them during the process of trauma recovery. Our team will help you develop the appropriate skills to ground you where you feel safe, and using outlets that you might consider applicable to cope with stress.

If you or someone you care about has recently gone through a horrific event, please contact Foundations Counseling to learn more about how we can help you today.

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