THERAPY FOR TRAUMA
Psychotherapy specifically aimed at enhancing coping and resilience and facilitating post-traumatic growth and recovery
When we are subjected to extreme stress or threat, our nervous system responds automatically, often triggering the fight, flight or sometimes freeze response. Unlike most other mammals, our nervous systems often do not return to a state of equilibrium or natural balance after a traumatic experience. The sympathetic nervous system may remain in an activated state (fight or flight) long after a traumatic experience has past – leading to feelings of anxiety, hypervigilance, insomnia and possible flashbacks. Or we could be stuck in immobilization or freeze, leading to feelings of dissociation, lethargy and even depression.