Many people experience trauma throughout their life.
Sources of trauma:
- Family of origin
- Complete strangers
- Chronic stress
- Catastrophic events like
- Other natural disasters
This can mean it affects them in their current lives in many areas, like friendships, intimate relationships, family relationships, or in the work environment.
How are people effected by trauma?
They have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and it causes them to have startled responses, flashbacks, hypervigilance, overreactions, or under reactions to things other people react to normally. It also can manifest with anxiety, depression, or compulsive behaviors, like using chemicals, gambling, an eating disorder, a shopping addiction, a video addiction, or codependent behaviors.
Our goal is to help people learn grounding techniques, stress management skills, grieve the losses they have experienced, and learn new coping skills so they can live a healthy and productive life and leave unhealthy behaviors behind.