Trauma can profoundly impact the way we think, the way we feel, the way our bodies respond, and how we develop relationships. We may think negatively about ourselves, others, and the world around us. We may feel sad, angry, fearful, guilty, or shameful. We may become hyperaware of or disconnected from our surroundings. Our body may be ready to fight, flee, or freeze. Our relationships may become conflictual or unsafe and we may even retreat from old and new relationships. We may not tolerate any emotions and to soothe ourselves we may self-injure, over- or under-eat, abuse substances, or have thoughts about death.
These impacts are posttraumatic responses to traumatic events and are the NORMAL REACTIONS TO AN ABNORMAL EVENT. The mind and body are attempting to make sense of an event(s) and are attempting to protect us from any current or future threatening event. Unfortunately, such attempts can significantly interfere with creating the life we want for ourselves. We may feel stuck, unsure how we can do anything different. We may struggle with symptoms of anxiety or depression or both.
For trauma survivors, the decision to enter therapy is often a courageous act. When those we trust betray or hurt us, the willingness to trust another person may feel like too great a risk.
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How we can help
Simply Bee would be honored to join you as you take the risk to trust again. We will work with you to create a safe therapeutic space to process your thoughts and feelings at your pace. We will also provide the necessary skills to help you manage post-traumatic responses more effectively so that you may live the life you want. Through connection, you will find healing.
Self Compassion Support
Trauma Therapy can address the following experiences and symptoms
Verbal/Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse
Dissociation / Emotional Numbness
Disordered Eating Behaviors