Trauma can be defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. It can occur in response to a single event or multiple events, and may trigger feelings of fear, helplessness, or horror. Trauma can have short- and long-term effects on mental and physical health.

How Flourishing Families Can Help With Trauma

In therapy, the focus is on helping people to process and make sense of their experience, in order to reduce the impact of trauma on their lives. This may involve exploring thoughts, feelings, and memories associated with the event/s, as well as developing coping and self-care strategies. Therapy can also help people to develop a more positive outlook and build resilience for the future.
If you have experienced trauma, please know that you are not alone and there is help available. If you are interested in seeking therapy, please reach out Flourishing Families, we’re here to help.

When to Talk to a Therapist

If you have experienced a traumatic event, it is normal to feel scared, confused, and alone. You may feel like things will never be normal again. But there is hope. With time and support, most people who experience trauma recover and go on to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. 
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to handling trauma. Some people find that they can process their experience and move on without any professional help. For others, therapy can be an important step in the healing process. 
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be a sign that you are struggling to cope with your experience and could benefit from therapy at Flourishing Families: 
  • Intrusive thoughts or memories of the event 
  • Nightmares or flashbacks 
  • Avoidance of people, places, or things that remind you of the trauma 
  • Hopelessness 
  • Anxiety or panic attacks 
  • Depression 
  • Anger or irritability 
  • Hypervigilance 
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Problems with sleep 
  • Dissociation or feeling disconnected from your body or reality 


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