Post Traumatic Stress

Post-Traumatic Stress can develop when someone has been exposed to an event in which the person experienced a physical threat (of self or other) and the experience included intense fear and helplessness.

Some symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress include:

  • disturbing memories of the event that occurred unexpectedly
  • avoiding thoughts or feelings associated with the trauma
  • irritability
  • poor concentration
  • numbing of feelings
  • extra suspicion or caution when dealing with others
  • difficulty falling or staying asleep

Some examples of situations that may contribute to Post-Traumatic Stress often include directly experiencing or observing: emotional abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, rape, car accidents, combat, and natural disasters.

“The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.” – William James

Being alone or isolated does not help symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress, and may even make them more painful and acute.

Professional psychotherapy can help you to calm your nervous system, organize your thoughts, and understand how the trauma affects you and the ones you love.

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