Trauma Recovery

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
– Maya Angelou

Life is full of distressing feelings.

Something has happened and your world has changed: there’s now a before and an after. Intrusive thoughts and uncomfortable images flood your mind while bodily sensations feel like pain you can’t get rid of.

Physical symptoms like fatigue, headaches, a pounding heart, nausea or gut issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) complicate the matter.  It’s hard to feel safe in your body.

Negative memories and feelings about yourself follow you everywhere – they’re impossible to shake. Burying it all deep enough to forget doesn’t work.

Emotionally, you feel helpless, ashamed, or even enraged.  It seems impossible to function like a normal person anymore.

Although you want to forget, you can’t move on no matter how hard you try.

Feeling stuck is a typical response to trauma.

Distressing events, big like victimization, or small like an embarrassing snafu at work, and even vicarious trauma experienced by first responders or therapists, have a profound and lasting impact that can put at risk your psychological, emotional, and physical well-being.

Childhood trauma paves the way for adult distress. Exposure to multiple trauma events lays the foundation for the wide-ranging, long-term effects of complex trauma.

Coping might last a while, but you may have reached your limit, making moving forward daunting.

You’re sick of feeling vulnerable and continually fearing the worst.  Exhausted by the nightmares, you just want one decent night’s sleep.

Though thinking about that difficult day feels unbearable, the good news is there are methods to help you process your trauma, filing the event away in your long term memory, where it should be.

Neuroscience to the rescue!

With Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), or clinical hypnosis, the neural networks that house your memories in your brain can be changed and updated – and in just a few sessions!

These evidence-based therapeutic modalities are excellent tools for creating corrective or new emotional experiences that can set you free.

Confronting the past can feel frightening, but with me, you won’t be alone. We will safely and effectively target the past for change.

Depending on the therapeutic modality, you may not even have to discuss your past experiences in detail. With my guidance, you can allow your brain to do the work.

Experience freedom from trauma!

The good news is, the past does not get to dictate your future! Move past sudden loss, violence, abuse or neglect, natural disasters, racial trauma, combat situations, incarceration, high-control religion, harassment, shame, embarrassment and experience knowing the fact about what has happened to you but without the pain.

Feel safe again, and get back to trusting yourself!

Let’s get started as we work to make your life less distressful. Book a free consultation with me now at (512) 766-5695.