Imagine feeling calm, in control and free from the past…
Trauma is almost certainly always related to an extreme event/s that occurred in an individual’s past which might have been sexual, physical or emotional in nature which still seriously affect that person in the present. Traumatic events might include rape, abuse, military combat, torture, genocide, natural disasters or transportation or workplace disasters but this is not an exhaustive list.
When used in a psychological context, the term ‘trauma’ refers to an emotional response that is much greater than the usual level of distress and discomfort that might ordinarily be experienced. (For this reason, we always advise that medical advice should be sought first.)
Perhaps a useful way to view trauma is like a wound that has not healed. Once the healing is complete, the wound closes and becomes a scar. The facts have not changed and the scar remains, but the hurt is no longer there to fester and damage. This is where we are hoping to get you to when you visit us at the Wisdom Room. We can’t change the past but we can help you change your thoughts about it…
One of the most talked about types of trauma is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder often abbreviated to PTSD. It’s a complex disorder in which the affected person’s memory, emotional responses, intellectual processes and nervous system have all been disrupted by one or more traumatic experiences.
Although depression and anxiety disorders often have their origin in past events, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has a unique position as the only anxiety disorder (along with acute stress disorder) that depends on a factor outside the individual, namely, a traumatic event. In addition, it is now recognised that repeated traumas or such traumas over a long duration such as child abuse, domestic violence, stalking, cult membership and hostage situations may also produce the symptoms of PTSD in survivors. It is sometimes summarised as “a normal reaction to abnormal events”.
The process of treating trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is comprehensive and intense. The subconscious mind needs to re-process the past event(s) that cause those terrible feelings and allow them to be desensitised and released allowing the individual to take back control of their life.
Here at the Wisdom Room Wisdom Room, we use “Integrated Mind Therapy” to help you overcome the trauma to simultaneously retrain both the conscious and unconscious parts of your mind. Combining the best in Clinical & Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Personal Coaching and the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Psychotherapy you should be left feeling physically more relaxed, mentally calmer and altogether freer from the past.
Don’t be afraid to take the first step. Remember that facing your fear and making a change is the beginning of the path to wisdom and we are here to give you a helping hand.