Trauma can be a complicated and overwhelming experience impacting various aspects of your life. Therefore, it’s essential to recognize the signs that you may be dealing with trauma to seek the appropriate support and resources. Here are some common symptoms that you may be experiencing trauma.
The Symptoms of Experienced Trauma
Intrusive thoughts or memories: These are unwanted thoughts or memories that often come up unexpectedly and can be very distressing. These can include flashbacks or nightmares related to the traumatic event.
Avoidance behaviors: These behaviors can include avoiding places or situations that remind you of the trauma or avoiding talking about the traumatic event altogether. This method can be a way to cope with the trauma but can also prevent you from processing and healing.
Hypervigilance: This is a state of heightened awareness and alertness. It can include constantly scanning the environment for potential threats or feeling on edge and easily startled. This response is typical of trauma, as your body may still be on high alert from the traumatic event.
Changes in mood or behavior: Trauma can often lead to changes in mood or behavior, such as increased irritability, anger, or sadness. You may also feel a sense of numbness or disconnection from others or find it difficult to enjoy activities you once enjoyed.
Physical symptoms: Trauma can manifest in headaches, stomachaches, or fatigue. These physical symptoms can result from the stress and tension of trauma.
If you are experiencing these signs, seeking support and resources to help you process and heal from the trauma is essential. Our trauma therapy here in Nashville can be a helpful tool in this process, plus we offer remote therapy for multiple locations – learn more here about which states we are licensed to serve through Telehealth – it is growing all the time!
Trauma therapy is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on helping individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences. It can include a variety of techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), or somatic experiencing.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common form of trauma therapy that focuses on changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be contributing to the trauma. This therapy can include techniques such as exposure therapy, where you gradually confront the traumatic event in a safe and controlled environment.
EMDR is a technique that involves using eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help process traumatic memories. This therapy can help reduce the intensity of the traumatic memory and decrease associated symptoms such as anxiety or flashbacks.
Somatic experiencing is a form of trauma therapy that focuses on the physical sensations and bodily responses to trauma. It can include techniques such as mindfulness, breathing exercises, or movement therapy to help release tension and trauma stored in the body.
Overall, trauma therapy can be a helpful tool in processing and healing from traumatic experiences. However, finding a qualified, experienced trauma therapist who can provide the appropriate support and resources for your needs is critical.
Reach Out Today
Do you need help with the healing process to deal with the symptoms you are stuck with after a traumatic event? We are here to help. Our experience with trauma therapy will allow us to use the best method for you to alleviate the symptoms that are intruding on your life. Contact us today at 615-499-6899 and schedule an appointment.