Terrible events and disasters can cause trauma. Abuse and violence are also causes. For example, if you experience a mugging, beating, rape, burglary or are involved in a major accident, you may well develop symptoms of trauma. These might include depression, loss of self-esteem, anger, panic attacks or flashbacks.
If you are involved in or witness a traumatic event, it is very common to experience upsetting, distressing or confusing feelings afterwards. The feelings of distress may not emerge straight away – you may just feel emotionally numb at first. After a while you may develop emotional and physical reactions, such as feeling easily upset or not being able to sleep.
This is understandable, and many people find that these symptoms disappear in a relatively short period of time. But if your problems last for longer than a month, or are very extreme, you may be given a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The Mind, Body & Soul’s person-centred counselling is highly effective at helping you to overcome these issues. To find out more, get in touch today or book a session at one of our private centres.