Have you suffered emotional pain as a result of experiencing a traumatic event such as abuse, an accident, military combat, rape or natural disaster? Are you experiencing flashbacks, unpredictable emotions, or are your relationships strained? Do you find that you avoid people or places that remind you of the traumatic event? Are you feeling emotionally numb? Have you been easily startled, feeling tense, experiencing angry outbursts or having difficulty sleeping? If you are struggling with the above symptoms, you may be experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
PTSD affects about 7.7 million adults, but it can occur at any age, including childhood. Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event (such as war, physical and sexual assault, abuse, accidents and disasters). Some people get PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or is harmed. The sudden death of a loved one can also cause PTSD (http://www.apa.org/topics/trauma/index.aspx).
At Trinity Wellness Counseling, we offer a variety of holistic approaches in treating PTSD: