Trauma

Your brain can be resilient, especially when forming positive memories for you to look back fondly. However, the same organ in your body can also get fragile when you become subjected to trauma. It doesn’t have to remain that way forever though as we at Life Resolutions Croydon are more than willing to help you get over your traumatic experience so that you can resume living a normal life.

What Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Trauma?

Trauma can be caused by a negative event that you’ve either experienced or witnessed which might leave a lasting impact on your mental and emotional state. Most negative events that may result in you getting traumatized have some physical contact involved. But there are also some negative events that don’t involve any physical contact at all and yet can inflict trauma on you too. In any case, these are some of the most common causes of trauma that can leave you reeling:

  • Death of a loved one or even a pet
  • Physical injuries resulting from an accident
  • Divorce
  • Natural calamities
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual abuse and rape
  • Being part of war either as a soldier or a civilian
  • Being held hostage for a long period by criminal elements or terrorists
  • Being wrongly imprisoned for a crime that you didn’t commit at all

What Are Some of the Common Symptoms of Trauma?

While no two persons may experience trauma in the same exact way, the said condition has some common symptoms that our team of mental health professionals here at Life Resolutions Croydon can easily spot. Those symptoms may include but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Disorientation, most especially if less than 24 hours had passed since the traumatic event itself happened
  • Inability to respond to questions
  • Denial that the traumatic event itself had happened which can result in withholding or even mental purging of it
  • Abrupt change in sleeping habits, especially once flashbacks of the traumatic event itself show up while in a dreaming state
  • An irrational fear that the traumatic event itself might happen again some years later

How Can We Help You Get Rid of Your Trauma?

Regardless if a negative event happened only some hours ago or years later, you may have been wanting to get rid of your trauma already as it’s been getting in the way of you trying to resume living a normal life. You can take comfort in the fact then that you’re not alone in trying to get past your trauma as we at Life Resolutions Croydon are here to lend you a helping hand and give you any of the following treatment options to consider:

1. Cognitive behavioral therapy

As previously mentioned, one of the common symptoms of trauma is a denial that the event that caused it had happened which can lead you to try to withhold or even purge it. For your trauma to go away, the therapist that we’ll assign to you may use cognitive behavioral therapy to make you open up about the event itself instead of avoiding any discussion about it.

2. Trauma model therapy

A slightly more structured form of therapy compared to the approach mentioned above, trauma model therapy is applicable for people who have experienced childhood or complex trauma. The therapist that we’ll assign to you may perform trauma model therapy on you either via one-on-one sessions with them or as a group where you’ll be with other trauma victims.

3. Medications

Typically used when any of the two therapy options mentioned above aren’t working as they should, your therapist might perform chemical intervention by prescribing you antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs to help you conquer your trauma more easily.

Handling a case of trauma isn’t easy. For starters, some who have experienced a significant amount of trauma might not be able to open up at all out of fear that they might get ignored. But we at Life Resolutions Croydon believe that sometimes, all a victim of trauma needs is someone who they could trust to share certain details of a negative event without any fear or embarrassment.

Where is Our Trauma Service Located?

We are conveniently located 209 Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon, 3136 Victoria, Australia.

To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256