Trauma is a specific type of stress that involves direct exposure to, learning of, or witnessing a distressing or life-threatening event(s) that threatens your sense of safety.
Examples of traumatic events include physical or emotional abuse, neglect, domestic violence, serious auto accident, bullying, sexual assault, medical emergency or serious illness, military combat experiences, acute or chronic pain or health issues, unexpected loss of a loved one, school or workplace bullying and secondary or vicarious trauma.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition commonly associated with trauma exposure. PTSD includes a variety of emotional and physical symptoms such as recurrent, involuntary and intrusive distressing memories of the traumatic event, disrupted sleep or nightmares, hypervigilance and/or disassociation (i.e. flashbacks, loss of memory, detachment from reality, loss awareness of present surroundings).
Trauma-informed therapy can help you process painful memories, reduce or eliminate triggers and symptoms, learn healthy coping skills and heal from the effects of trauma. PCS has therapists with specialized training in trauma-informed interventions, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
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