Trauma and PTSD
Emotional and psychological trauma
Many people suffer from PTSD or C-PTSD (Complex PTSD) and may not realize it. Trauma can be big or small, mental or emotional, remembered or forgotten, or physical.
Emotional or psychological trauma can be experienced at any time in a person’s life, and on some level, occurs in everyone’s life to some degree.
When bad and hurtful things happen, it can become hard to trust people. It may be difficult to seek help or receive love and care. It can take time to get over the pain and feel safe again. But with the right treatment, support and therapy you can recover, heal and move forward with your life.
I do this work because I deeply care, have experienced trauma myself and I know how to help others transform and heal their lives.
What causes trauma and PTSD?
Trauma can be caused by one-time events such as an accident or a violent attack. Or it can be from ongoing abuse or a highly stressful situation. It does not have to be physical. Sometimes negative emotional situations, especially ongoing ones, can cause the greatest trauma and PTSD.
Unresolved childhood trauma can make a person more susceptible to emotional and psychological trauma as adults.
Any situation that makes you feel overwhelmed, fearful or alone can be traumatizing. It does not matter what other people think or how they would have reacted. It does not matter what the objective facts are. It matters how you subjectively reacted and how you personally were affected by the situation, be it a one-time event or an ongoing situation.
- Separation from a parent or divorce
Domestic violence or excessive arguing
Sexual, physical or verbal abuse
Ridicule and humiliation
An unstable or chaotic environment
Parents with drug or alcohol addictions
Severe medical or health conditions
Invasive surgery or medical procedures
The sudden death of a loved one
A car accident
Victim of a crime
Deeply humiliating experiences
Sexual abuse or rape
Being told you have a life-threatening illness
- Anxiety and fear
Lack of energy or care for life
Anger, mood swings, irritability
Often feeling sad or hopeless
Isolating or withdrawing from others
Feeling numb or dissociated
Feeling excessive guilt, shame, or self-blame
- Insomnia and sleep disorders
Frequent or chronic health problems
Poor concentration or memory
Muscle tension, aches and pains
Being startled easily
Excessive anxiety or sweating
Professional help for emotional, physical or psychological trauma
Finding the right therapist is an important step. My approach includes processing traumatic feelings and memories in a safe way that feels empowering, releasing and letting go of trauma-related pain, ending “fight or flight” reactions, reconnecting to your body and sense of safety and peace, rebuilding your trust of people, and building healthy relationships, and creating a joyful and successful life.
“With Timothy’s help I’ve been able to permanently clear years of anguish, sadness and fear. Timothy supports me all along the way and helps me out of stuck areas in a gentle and focused way.”
Carol | New York