Trauma, Phobias & PTS
Characterized by intense fears over objects or situations
Resulting in mental anguish…
We repeat what we don’t repair ~ Christine Langley-Obaugh
Any Trauma or Phobia developed from an emotional shock
Traumatic events are often unpredictable, dangerous, life threatening as well as emotionally and physically overwhelming. During an experience of trauma you may have felt powerless, confused, detached, unsafe and alone. It is common for survivors of trauma to feel shame, guilt, anger and depression. Additionally, many trauma survivors feel that they are weak or that something is wrong with them for not “moving on” and getting past the traumatic event.
People who experience trauma tend to manage their fear and anxiety through avoidance measures, such as using substances, isolation, or working too much. Often this is an attempt to suppress and control their uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. It is very common to avoid people, places and situations that are reminders of the trauma. These triggers recreate the feelings of helplessness experienced during the traumatic event, and it is understandable that without support avoidance feels safer. With this said, when trauma is left untreated it can have devastating effects on your quality of life, relationships and overall well-being.
There is Scientific Support of Reducing Symptoms from Trauma
Trauma can be complex and overwhelming but there are treatments that have solid scientific support of reducing trauma symptoms in a relatively short period of time. I am a certified Rewind Therapist from UNK, considered a “gold standard” treatment for trauma and phobias. I have had a great deal of success in treating trauma survivors with these treatments and find my clients’ have remarkable strength to tackle these difficulties.
Through psychotherapy and hypnosis we will uncover the environmental factors that played a role in the trauma or phobia, then you can begin to truly address and reverse your ways of behaving, thinking, and dealing with those emotions that no longer serve you well.
At Positive help Therapy I use psychotherapy to help you better understand the trauma, and using hypnosis I can help you deal with it at a deeper level so that you can live with more freedom and calm.
I am always open about my thought process and the approaches I use because I consider the work to be collaboration.
Here are some of the issues I work with:
- Emerging from depression
- Becoming less anxious, more relaxed, more confident
- Healing traumatic memories that may be inhibiting or upsetting you in the present
- Improving your relationship with yourself
- Improving your relationship with others
- Taming a harsh inner critic
- Mastering panic attacks
- Overcoming phobias
- Grieving in a healthy way
- And many other issues as well
Regardless of the issues, my overall goal is to provide a place that is welcoming and confidential where you can engage with a skilled psychotherapist to create positive changes in your life.
My Unique Approaches
I don’t confine myself to any single theoretical orientation. I utilize a variety of approaches favouring brief solution focused (BSF) methods. My goal is to ensure you get the changes you want both effectively and quickly.
My practice is influenced by Positive psychology, Human Givens psychology, Buddhist Psychology & Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Focusing, Emotional Intelligence, Positive NeuroPlasticity Therapies and Hypnosis.
It's All About You
I may have a favorite theory or therapeutic technique that I tend to use more often or fall back on, but I am always willing to and often use all that are available to me.
After all, the key here is to help you as quickly and as effectively as possible ~ Not to pigeon-hole you into some set way of looking at all people, whether it works for you or not.
Contact me if you could benefit from a therapist who will work with you to find the solutions that YOU want, efficiently and effectively.