Have you ever been faced with a life-threatening event?
What was the outcome of the event? How did it change your life?
Let’s identify the emotions 1st-
did you feel numb, overwhelmed, stressed or anxious?
Identify physical sensations,
Did your heart feel like it stopped, feel tight and tense or have foggy vision?
Trauma is the experience of a life-threatening event. It doesn’t have to be something you personally experienced, it can also be something you witnessed. Because of this you may have been impacted in a way that makes it hard for you to function. Trouble sleeping, concentrating and complete your daily activities.
The thoughts and memories you experience are not always present. You can start to notice symptoms 3-4 weeks after the onset. Symptoms manifest both physically and mentally. Symptoms vary from person to person.
• Easily startled
• Numbness, tingling, nausea
• Physical pain, headache
If left untreated, symptoms can worsen and lead to chronic health conditions related to stress such as hypertension, migraines, and gastrointestinal issues.
• Fear of reoccurrence
• Loss of sense of security
• Feeling powerless
• Mood ranges
• Depressed mood
• Feeling anxious
• Substance abuse
• Suicide ideation
If left untreated, thoughts can lead to suicide ideation, substance abuse, and other mental disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and/or Anxiety.
Restoring your life back into balance.
There is no one single ingredient to treat trauma. At Outside the Norm Counseling, our team is equipped with tools and knowledge to guide you. We are dedicated to help you through this process, restoring your life back into balance. With our support, you will gain understanding to the biological components that are impacted by the traumatic event allowing you to understand the natural function and response of your body. Imagine being able to restore hope, to heal, and recover finding peace and balance. Don’t wait! It’s time, let’s do it together. We can help! You don’t have to suffer silently anymore.
Call now and make an appointment.