Trauma Support

March 19, 2013 by Carlos Schäfer leave a comment

Trauma is the devastation experienced by a person who has been subjected to (physical, sexual, psychological) pain and injury. Trauma can make a person feel isolated, vulnerable, and overwhelmed by a range of emotions.

A traumatised person can have problems including:

  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Nightmares
  • Restlessness
  • Flashbacks
  • Guilt
  • Decreased concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Eating disorders
  • Intimacy issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Chronic pain with no apparent etiology

Trauma is subjective; what renders one person dysfunctional may not have the same impact on another. On the other hand, sometimes traumatic events can remain submerged in the mind, fester emotionally, and cause far more damage than the original event. Which is why seeking trauma support after a life threatening event is important.

trauma supportA new posttraumatic support group is being launched at the Centre for Emotion Focused Practice on 29th April 2013. The support group is based on creative and emotion focused philosophies and can provide people with a safe place to connect with others who have had similar experiences and feel acknowledged, validated, and share support and understanding.

The Centre already has a post-traumatic stress self help support group. Now the group is being re-structured to provide further help and information to the participants.