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TRAUMA & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

                          Women and Children

Trauma can be a consequence of

____ Giving Birth

____ Car accident

 

____ Childhood event

____ Relationship abuse - Parents / Guardians, School,

        Work, Partners

____ Sexual abuse 

____ Terrorist attack

____ War environment
                               . . .

I am training with the work of
Bessel van Der Kolk,
            
The body keeps the score
Stephen Porges, 
            The poly vagal theory

Traumas and Complex Traumas' therapies are evolving,

new protocols and approaches are emerging,

some of which I can offer you in therapy and all of which I can give you information about
- This is not an exhaustive list -

• Attachment focus EMDR, Laura Parnell
• Neurofeedback
• Psychotherapy with the use of psychedelic, the MAPS
• Expressive Art Therapy
• Yoga
• Qi Gong
• Psycho-drama

Trauma changes the Brain functioning of the individual, 

Trauma and PTSD must be taken into account with their psychological and physiological causes as well as the environments of the individual: social, family, work . . . 

Many bodily functions are altered

Triggers can be come from all 5 senses
The memory processing is altered 

Symptoms usually include:


_____ Re-experiencing
 

  • Flashbacks

  • Nightmares

  • Repetitive and distressing images or sensations

  • Physical sensations, such as pain, sweating, feeling sick or trembling

  • Some people have constant negative thoughts about their experience

_____ Avoidance and Emotional numbing

_____ Hyper-arousal = feeling on 'edge'
 

  • Irritability

  • Angry outbursts

  • Sleeping problems

  • Difficulty concentrating
    ...

_____ Other symptoms like
 

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