Understanding Trauma Therapy

Understanding Trauma Therapy

Understanding Trauma Therapy

If you have gone through any trauma, it can be excruciating to deal with daily life. You may have no idea how to begin healing or process what you have experienced. Most trauma survivors long to feel safe again because the effects of trauma are so intense. It is essential to remember that even when you feel hopeless, various support groups and trauma treatment options can help you get past the pain. Our experts on trauma counseling in Orlando offer the following information on trauma to assist you in finding the help you deserve.

Trauma and the brain

There are various reasons that traumatic events harm us and induce post-traumatic stress. Many people fail to realize that trauma causes physical changes in the brain—your mind changes when you experience trauma. Hyperarousal due to trauma causes areas of your brain to function differently than they did before.

For example, after a traumatic experience, the amygdala becomes over-stimulated. This overstimulation causes you to be constantly alert to ensure that you are not in danger, continuously activating your fight or flight response and keeping you in survival mode. This is a way for your brain to signal that you need help and are hurting. If you do not get the help you need, personality changes, mental health disorders, and many other symptoms can develop due to your trauma exposure.

Finding help for trauma

After you have experienced trauma, it is essential to find professional help. It is critical to process what happened to you and talk about your pain. Even though the thought of it sounds terrifying, try to feel empowered by the fact that you can process events from your past and go on to lead a fulfilled and empowering life. Finding a mental health professional specializing in helping individuals deal with trauma is one of the best ways to heal. Though numerous types of therapy are available, trauma-focused treatment can help you process and manage your trauma-related symptoms. Try to remember that you did nothing to deserve the trauma, personality changes, and mental health disorders that you are experiencing. But, you can take control of the situation and heal from the trauma with the appropriate professional assistance.

Psychological trauma tends to endure long past the situation or event that causes it. It is not an issue that is easily reconciled, especially if you try to manage it independently. Talk therapy has had positive results in helping survivors overcome the dysfunction, pain, and distress of exposure to traumatic events and situations. Other trauma-focused therapy forms like cognitive behavioral therapy are proven to change the inner workings of your brain following trauma. So, even though processing and dealing with your trauma will not be an easy task, it is possible, and there is hope for a better life and a sense of safety and wellbeing.

Contact us today for information on trauma counseling in Orlando and take the next step toward healing and improved mental health. We are committed to helping you cope with, process, and heal trauma to lead a healthier, more fulfilling life.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at (407) 592-8997 for more information.