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Trauma 
Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trauma therapy is a form of talk therapy designed to manage the impact of traumatic events in lives. 

Trauma is an emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope. It can result from experiences such as accidents, natural disasters, violence, abuse, or sudden loss. Trauma can affect a person’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being, leading to symptoms like anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and difficulties in daily functioning.

When trauma interferes with your daily life and functioning, it may be time to seek the expertise of a trauma trained therapist.  

 

Tammy is a trauma trained therapist and has extensive experience in trauma, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

Symptoms can look like:
  • Confusion and difficulty staying on task

  • Denial or shock

  • Anger, irritability, and difficulty regulating mood

  • Fear and anxiety

  • Feelings of sadness or hopelessness

  • Feeling withdrawn and disconnected from people and everyday life

  • Repeated flashbacks/Startle reflex

  • Frequent intrusive triggers

  • Insomnia/trouble sleeping

  • Frequent nightmares

  • Fight/Flight/Freeze/Fawn reactions 

  • Isolation or other symptoms that indicate trauma is impacting your daily life

What is EMDR? 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy used to help people heal from trauma and distressing experiences. It involves the patient focusing on a traumatic memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation, typically through guided eye movements, taps, or sounds. This process is believed to help the brain reprocess the traumatic memory, reducing its emotional impact and allowing for healthier coping mechanisms. EMDR is often used to treat conditions like PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

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