Trauma survivors are those who have suffered an emotional or physical pain or shock caused by violence, accident, or circumstance. These traumatic events overwhelm the central nervous system and can often have a long-lasting impact on a person.
When our central nervous system is overwhelmed, the body holds onto that traumatic memory, while the brain adapts a series of responses that shuts down advanced thinking, sending post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sufferers into a painful “fight, flight, or freeze” mode.
Retelling of traumatic events in therapy can actually cause clients to be re-traumatized. We assist clients in embracing their innate ability to overcome trauma.