What is Trauma

When discussing emotional or psychological trauma, it encompasses:

  • Situations or events that we find traumatic.
  • The impact and effects we experience as a result of these experiences.

Key points about trauma include:

  • Traumatic events can occur at any stage of life and have the potential to cause long-lasting harm.
  • Each individual reacts differently to trauma, meaning effects may be noticed immediately or after a significant amount of time.
  • Incomprehensible traumatic events can have a substantial and enduring impact on our well-being and overall quality of life.
  • Recovery from the pain and restoration of a sense of safety and security often require time and effort.

Seek professional help if:

  • you relate to any of the consequences of trauma below .
  • months have passed and your symptoms aren't letting up.


Finding a trauma specialist

Engaging in the process of working through trauma can be a daunting and painful journey, carrying the potential risk of re-traumatization. Therefore, it is crucial to undertake this healing work under the guidance of an experienced trauma specialist. It may take time to find the right therapist who meets your specific needs.

When seeking a therapist, it is essential to prioritize their expertise in treating trauma. Equally important is the quality of the therapeutic relationship. It is crucial to choose a trauma specialist with whom you feel comfortable and safe. Trusting your instincts is key. If you do not feel a sense of safety, respect, or understanding, it is advisable to seek out another therapist. The therapeutic relationship should foster trust, warmth, and a sense of connection between you and your therapist.