Trauma Treatment

Experiencing the pains of trauma can be the most difficult period a person needs to endure. It involves the mental, psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspect of a person. It involves the person’s entire being actually. Trauma can eat away at a person if he doesn’t ask for help and get treated.

“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”
– Laurell K. Hamilton

What are the different sources of trauma?

Trauma provides a negative impact on a man’s mental stability. A person can be traumatized when one experience a lingering shock, extreme stress and depression, and overwhelming pain. Although everyone may have experienced different kinds of major downfalls and tribulations, not everyone receives and responds to the situation in a similar manner. Some are unable to cope properly with a particular incident. This is where trauma comes in.

When a person feels unstable or he experiences a threat to his life, he can become traumatized by the event. There are different kinds of trauma and each requires different approaches to address the situation.

The most common sources of trauma are:

  • Assault. This could either be sexual or physical abuse. When someone inflicts pain on a person, be it forcing to have sexual contact or giving physical blows or any types of physical and emotional harm, this could cause major trauma.
  • Emotional and Psychological Abuse. These involve verbal and behavioral abuse that could result in mental disturbances.
  • Neglect. This is when a person didn’t receive enough basic necessities such as food, shelter, water, and clothing. Expelling from one’s own house and abandonment could also lead to mental disorder.
  • Accident or Serious Disease. The extreme pain and suffering from an accident, medical procedure, or sickness can linger in a person’s memory all throughout his life—making him extra cautious to be involved in the similar activity that led to him to the event itself.
  • Witnessing or experiencing a crime or violence. Though he is not the person who experienced the direct pain, just by seeing the abuse could result in trauma. This abuse involves humiliation, terrorism, coercion, accident, and any kinds of physical violence.
  • Natural disasters. Abuse is not the only thing that can cause trauma, even extreme weather conditions such as tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires can lead to the same effect, too.
  • Mass killings. It is not normal to become a witness of a mass killing. This involves mass-shooting and terrorist attacks wherein you are witnessing several people being mutilated, shot, stabbed, hanged, or poisoned. Police and military men are often the common victims of this kind of trauma.
  • Separation and extreme grief. Separation and sudden or unexpected death of a person close to the victim can become the most painful event in his life. The experience almost felt like his whole life shattered together with the death of his loved one.
  • Re-traumatization. This is when a person who have been rehabilitated or fostered, experienced a sudden removal from his foster placement or rehabilitation program. Or maybe, the rehab center approached a wrong kind of treatment that adds trauma to the victim. This approach may involve seclusion.

Signs and symptoms of a person suffering from a traumatic event

Trauma is a deep-rooted kind of mental pain. It is enduring and oftentimes leads a person to commit suicide just to escape from extreme fear and suffering. A person who is traumatized can be virtually inconspicuous even to his closest relatives. At first, there may not be initial signs that show that the person is suffering from trauma. But signs could be apparent days or months after the event.

Some emotional signs and symptoms you need to be aware of are the following:

  • Anger
  • Extreme mood swings and emotional flare-ups
  • Isolation
  • Extreme sadness, anxiety, and depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sudden change of attitude
  • Poor concentration

What can I do if I found myself traumatized over an event?

The first and most important action that you should do is to ask for help. Trying to get your mind out of a traumatic event can be a tedious, exasperating, and overwhelmingly emotional if you do it alone. You must be humble enough to make the effort to ask help from professional therapists along with your most trusted people.

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.”
– Unknown

How can we help?

At Merito, your journey to ending a traumatizing event can be easier, safer, and more efficient. You will be assessed by our highly experienced therapists who have treated thousands of patients in the country.

Here, you can choose a therapist whom you want to connect with and share your deepest thoughts. We don’t want to give you someone whom you are not comfortable with. With this, you will feel a sense of trust, warmth, respect, and safety between you and the therapist.

Few of the most effective forms of therapy we offer involves Yoga and Meditation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Holistic Therapy, and so much more.

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
– E.E. Cummings

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