Trauma Articles

Experiencing a traumatic life event can have lasting consequences, and not addressing them with timely therapy can cause these effects to be much more severe and long-term than they need to be. While effective therapy won't make your problems go away overnight, consulting a counselor can be the first step towards dealing with whatever issues you may be facing.

Psychological trauma, if left untreated, can easily lead to additional problems such as insomnia and depression. Read the articles below to learn more about trauma and how it can be most efficiently addressed.

Fight Flight Freeze: How To Recognize It And What To Do When It Happens

About a century ago, a physiologist named Walter Cannon described what he called the acute stress response. This response has been renamed the Fight or Flight response. In the...

Post Traumatic Growth: Is It Really Possible To Change For The Better After Trauma?

Post-traumatic growth is a relatively new subject for the field of psychology. The idea has been around for a long time, though, and seems to be gaining in popularity. From...

What Is Trauma Therapy And How Does It Work?

Psychological trauma can affect your life for many years after the event or situation that caused it. It isn’t a problem that’s easily resolved, especially if you try to do it...

What It Means To Suffer From Psychological Trauma And What You Can Do About It

Psychological trauma happens in some of the most extreme situations. While everyone lives through an unpleasant experience now and then, only some people are unfortunate...

What To Do When Childhood Trauma Holds You Back

Once you experience childhood trauma, your life is forever changed. Children who are abused or neglected or suffer a major loss may continue to have serious psychological...

My Phobia: What Does Drowning Feel Like?

Do you ever get curious to know what does drowning feel like? When you have a phobia, it can become very consuming and debilitating, whether you've had to face your fear in the...

Fear of Being Buried Alive: Understanding Phobias

A Case of Classical Conditioning Phobias come in many forms and types but are all generally characterized as an excessive or irrational fear reaction. Contrary to general anxiety...

The Truth About Why Do Bullies Bully

Everyone has heard of bullying by now and the horrifying results from it happening all over the world. What is a bully? A bully is someone who is physically or verbally abusive...

What Abusers Hope We Never Learn About Traumatic Bonding

When you’re in an abusive relationship, you form a bond with your abuser. If you’re reading this right now, and you’re in a relationship with someone who is mistreating you, but...

Developmental Trauma Disorder Is Not As Complex As It Sounds

Developmental trauma disorder is often confused with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there are some important differences. For example, developmental trauma...

Healing From Trauma: How To Move On

Traditionally, a traumatic event has been defined as something singular, with the person going through it experiencing a loss of control or fear for their lives or the life of loved ones...

Taking The Leap: Seeking Initial Counseling After A Trauma

For many, it can be a challenge to accept that they need help from others when trying to get on track and find their way after a traumatic experience. It can be humbling to accept that you

Trauma is incredibly hard to overcome, but with this information, you'll be able to understand
a little more about it, along with some ways to help you overcome even the worst of trauma.

Understanding Your Trauma

Understanding why your trauma is hurting you can be helpful. For example, if you know the
reason why you respond to something is due to trauma, you’ll be able to do something about
it. Our articles will go over the definition of trauma, what it means for you as a person, along
with some important aspects and characteristics of trauma. That way, you’ll be armed with
information that can help you with improving your response to actions, especially stimuli that
normally affects you.

Phobias and How they Form

Phobias are a sign of trauma in many cases. They’re an irrational fear, and it can be
something that you may have fear of due to traumatic experience. But, you can get help with
this. Phobias don’t have to control you. While we all have our fears, if your fear is irrational
and negatively impacting your life, then you should do something about it. Understanding this,
and seeing a therapist for your phobias can help you overcome even the scariest of trauma,
and our articles will dive into phobias, and why they are so powerful, but also important to
understand and overcome as best as you can.

Fight, Flight, Freeze and How They Impact You

You’ve heard of fight or flight, but there is a third part of this: freeze, which means you’re
stopped and held there, the fear of the moment or past trauma sticking you there. Why does it
happen? How can you overcome this? Well, you can read on in our articles all about each
aspect of this, and why it’s incredibly important to understand each part of this, and some of
the different ways we can respond to threats without inducing stress in yourself. This is a
response that you have when you're in danger, whether real or fictitious, but learning how to
respond to these in a reasonable manner, and making logical choices on the matter itself can
be incredibly beneficial, and we’ll tell you how you can overcome the trauma associated with
this, and some of symptoms of each of these.

Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can ruin a person, and it can be an impactful part of your life. Sometimes,
it’s why you respond to certain stimuli in certain ways, and many times, it can hold you back in
a negative manner. It isn’t good to hold onto trauma that will inevitably ruin you, but with the
right help, you can overcome it.

Sometimes learning how to overcome childhood trauma can be hard, and it may impact your
relationships, and these old wounds are hurting once again. But, in order to heal and move
forward, you need to learn how to address it, and we’ll tell you about how to go about addressing childhood trauma in therapy, and how talking to a licensed professional can help you with overcoming the stress from the past, and how you can move forward despite it all.

Therapy for Trauma

Trauma therapy is really great for people who have suffered incredibly traumatic experiences,
to the point where they struggle with doing everyday things. We’ll tell you about why it’s
incredibly important to get help after a traumatic situation, and the steps to go about seeing a
counselor or therapist for the trauma.

This can be scary, and you may feel alone, especially if the trauma is something intimate that
you fear to share, but with the help from a therapist, you’ll be able to move forward, and
learning a bit about trauma therapy, what it entails, and how you can grow from it will help you
overcome the stress from this, and help you move on as a person.

How You Can Take Control Of Your Trauma

Taking control of your trauma and learning to move on is incredibly important to learn.
Traumatic events can be incredibly damaging to the psyche, but learning how to move on can
help you in life, especially if they’re debilitating to you. Learning self-care tips, and forgiving
the past can be incredibly helpful for you to grow and move forward from. It can make you a
better, stronger person, and it can be a good way to heal.

While it does take a long time, therapy can help with this, and we’ll tell you about some self-
care and other healthy habits to form in order to help you overcome your trauma to make it
easier to live with.

Growing After Trauma

Can you grow after trauma? Is it physically possible? The answer is yes, you can. Growing
once the trauma has ended can be quite hard, but learning to overcome it will help you with
improving your life. It is possible to move on, even with PTSD, but you'll need some help
along the way. You can read about how you can move on, and how you can benefit from
moving forward. It can be complicated to do, and it can take a lot out of you, but through
learning about it, you’ll be able to grow as a person, and learning to grow and harnessing your
trauma can be quite helpful, and make life a little easier on you in different ways.

Trauma comes in many forms, and for some people, moving on and learning how to grow
after a traumatic experience can be incredibly hard, and it can become even harder once
you’ve started therapy with it. But, persevering and moving forward, facing your trauma and
phobias, and learning to overcome these will help you.

Remember, trauma can be a defining part of a person, but it’s not the only thing that should
define you. Learning to overcome and best your trauma is helpful in many ways, and it can
help you move forward even after the worst has happened, allowing you to grow as a person
in so many different ways, and help you understand yourself even better.

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