“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”
― Laurell K. Hamilton
The impact of trauma may cause profound affects on people and the ability to function normally in their lives. A traumatic experience can create upsetting emotions, feelings of being disconnected from others or self, hyper-vigilance and ongoing intrusive memories. You may feel numb or unable to concentrate on simple tasks during your day. You may struggle with maintaining intimate, trusting relationships. Whether the trauma is a recent experience or a past situation, the long lasting effects can be damaging to your trust, your feelings of self worth and your hope for the future.
Many people reach for substances to try to alleviate the accompanying anxiety, shame, depression and anger. Although the substances provide the illusion of temporary relief, they actually magnify the emotional pain.
At inneractions, our experienced therapists are here to assist you in letting go of the emotional bonds caused by the traumatic experience. We will walk through the memories in a gentle, safe manner offering you the opportunity to make sense of the experience, to feel the necessary emotions holding you back and to move you forward with your life, leaving the trauma behind.