Traumatic experiences can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disoriented. Whether the event happened years ago or just the other day, our body, mind and spirit can still remember and at times, be triggered. We may experience feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. We might feel lonely and disconnected from others. It may seem like everyone and everything has moved on while we are still hoping and waiting for the emotions from the trauma to pass.
When we have unhealed trauma, engaging in everyday events might be challenging. We may be compelled to isolate which can exacerbate the loneliness and increase the symptoms of trauma which include feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, overwhelming fear and phobias.
Somatic Experiencing Holistic Psychotherapy for Survivors of Trauma, offer individuals the opportunity to come together under the guidance of an experienced Trauma Therapist, to learn to identify the neurobiological impact of traumatic experiences. In a safe and supportive environment, participants learn to identify common habitual threat responses (internal responses to perceived threats developed due to unhealed trauma), access life-changing resources and how best to regulate their own nervous system.
Overlapping traumatic events can impact our nervous system locking us into habitual patterns that prevent us from being happy, joyous and free. However, we need not despair. There is help and support. You are not alone, many are finding relief by being in a caring, supportive, self-reflective environment.